Fetty Wap, The Weeknd and Drake & Future Are STILL Killing It On Billboard


Fetty Wap, Drake/Future and The Weeknd have been hanging out comfortably in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 since their respective releases, proving they certainly can stand the test of time and hype. DJ Khaled and The Game, however? Eh, not so much. Their projects have all fallen out of the top 50 since their releases in the last few weeks, with Khaled being the most recent at just two weeks ago. After debuting at number 12 on last week’s chart, I Changed A Lot has dropped a steep 69% in sales this week. Sheesh! That’s not to say any of these projects can’t bounce back after a televised performance, continued touring and/or another hit single, though, so don’t fret!

And shout out to Bryson Tiller, who though not in the top 10, has been steadily selling at least 20k a week of T R A P S O U L since it’s release last month! This kid is definitely not going anywhere!

Check out the full top 10 below. Next week we’ll finally get back to sales forecasts, as Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara and A Tribe Called Quest all drop this Friday!

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Adele Becomes The First Artist To Sell 1 Million Singles In A Week


Adele is breaking records left to right with her new single, “Hello.” After it was revealed that the UK songstress is on pace to move over a million units of the album “Hello” will live on, 25, now the official first-week sales of the song are in, and they’re also in the 7-figure range!

“Hello” kicked off with a whopping 1,112,000 downloads – completely killing the record for most downloads sold in a week, previously held by Flo Rida’s “Right Round” at 636k in February 2009. The song also got an impressive 61.6 million streams in the U.S., becoming the second highest number ever since streaming began being counted in March of 2013. (That record still belongs to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which peaked with 103 million – mainly because of all of the fan clips made dancing to the song.)

25 hits stores November 20.

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WHOA! Adele’s New Album Is Projected To Sell How Much Its First Week?!


Adele is very, very lit right now. The superstar singer hasn’t released an album since 2011’s 21, so the hype around the forthcoming 25 is insane. So much so, early sales projections based on pre-orders have the first week numbers looking to be in the realm of 1.3 to 1.8 million! Yes, million! This would make for the biggest debut from a female artist of all time, beating out the record previously held by Britney Spears when Oops!…. I Did It Again sold 1.5 million in its first week in 2000.

N*Sync holds the record for the biggest first week sales of all time with 2.4 million copies sold, though – do you think Adele could beat that? I wouldn’t be surprised! Pre-order 25 on iTunes here. The album hits stores November 20.

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Machine Gun Kelly Debuts At #4 With ‘General Admission’

Machine Gun Kelly

Congrats are in order for my boy Machine Gun Kelly! He has the number 1 hip-hop in the country this week with the debut of his sophomore album General Admission, and the number 4 album overall! The project sold a solid 56k units in its first week in stores, and beating 2012’s Lace Up, which debuted and peaked at number 4 with 51k sold.

The Game comes in at 6 with The Documentary 2.5 selling 48k, which is pretty dope – considering last week’s The Documentary also sold really well. In the coming weeks, the Compton rapper will package them together as a joint album.

Check out this week’s top 10 below!

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Find Out Where Fetty Wap Landed In His First Week + Janet Jackson’s Sales Predictions!


Fetty Wap has hit it right out of the park on his first try! The New Jersey native’s self-titled debut album has premiered at number one on the Billboard 200 today, moving a whopping 129k units in its first week in stores! Congrats, man!

Fetty‘s number one knocks last week’s chart toppers back this week, as Drake and Future‘s What A Time To Be Alive is now at number two, this time with another 107k units sold. Mac Miller, however, who debuted at number three last week, is out of the top 10 all together.

Looking forward to next week, Janet Jackson is on pace to debut at number one with Unbreakable, her first album in over seven years! The project is projected to sell around 93-108k. In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 albums below!

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Find Out Where Travi$ Scott, Scarface & K. Camp Debuted On The Billboard 200 This Week


Travi$ Scott makes his Billboard debut this week with Rodeo, coming in at number 3 with 85k units sold. It also comes in at number 1 on the Rap Albums chart, and 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (just behind The Weeknd.)

And speaking of The Weeknd, he’s back at number one this week with Beauty Behind The Madness, moving an additional 145k copies. This puts his total at 556k!

Elsewhere on the chart, both Scarface and K. Camp dropped their new projects on the same day as Travi$, though both missed the top 10. Face came close with Deeply Rooted at moving 24k units at number 11, while K. Camp’s Only Way Is Up landed at number 20 with 18k.

Check out the full top 10 below.

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Find Out What Travi$ Scott’s Debut Album ‘Rodeo’ Is Expected To Sell In Its First Week!

Travi$ Scott

After much anticipation, Travi$ Scott finally released his debut album Rodeo this past Friday, September 4. Though reviews from critics have been mixed, it appears fans are enjoying the project from the G.O.O.D. Music/Grand Hustle rapper/producer, and that is reflected in its sales predictions.

According to early forecasts, Rodeo is expected to move between 80,000 and 100,000 units in its first week. Thoughts?

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Dr. Dre’s New Album Debuted At #2 On The Billboard 200


After a sixteen-year hiatus, Dr. Dre returned to the Billboard charts last week with the release of Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre. The follow-up to 1999’s 2001 debuted at number two on this week’s Billboard 200 chart, moving an impressive 295k units. Of that number, 276k were physical album sales, while the remainder come from streaming services and single sales.

Also notable on the Billboard 200 this week is the sparked interest in Kendrick Lamar and N.W.A. since the release of both Dre’s album and the Straight Outta Compton film. Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly saw a surge in sales this week and jumped up to the number 29 spot with another 12.5k in sales, while N.W.A. continues to jump up the charts with their 1988 release, Straight Outta Compton. In anticipation of the film, the album returned to the charts three weeks ago at #173. Since then, it jumped to 97, and now this week appears at the number 30 spot. With the movie having just come out this past Friday, it’s likely the album will be even higher on next week’s chart. Pretty dope!

In the meantime, check out the full top 10 for this week below.

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Tyrese Finally Scored His First Number One Album


Nearly 17 years after making his Billboard chart debut, Tyrese has finally nabbed his first number one album on the Billboard 200, with Black Rose moving 86k units in its first week! Looks like all that subway and bus singing paid off. This is his last album too, so what a dope way to go out!

Meek Mill is also holding strong on the charts, moving an additional 63k units of Dreams Worth More Than Money to secure the number 2 spot. This dude is LIVING right now!

Check out the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 6/28/15 … Tori Kelly Debuts At #2!


Last week, both Trey Songz and King Los released new projects…and neither fared very well on the Billboard 200. Though Trey is very much in the public eye and constantly played on radio, Trigga Reloaded only did 17k in its first week, landing at 23. However, I do believe this was a re-release, so that’s not too surprising.

Los, on the other hand, moved 8k units of his new God, Money, War, landing at 68. With no machine behind him (aka a major label), no radio play and no real promo, I’d say this is a pretty solid number. Beats Troy Ave and Tyga, that’s for sure!

Also debuting this week is everyone’s new fav Tori Kelly, whose debut album Unbreakable comes in at number 2 with a solid 75k sold! Nice! Check out the full top 10 below.

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