The Numbers Are In! Find Out How Much Young Thug’s ‘Barter 6′ Sold The First Week!

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Though Young Thug touted the controversial Barter 6 as just a mixtape, it was still made for sale on iTunes like Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late – but unlike Drake, Thugger’s did not sell very well.

After one week, Barter 6 debuts at a measly 26 on the Billboard 200, with just under 19,000 sold. In comparison, last week’s other semi-surprise release – Tyler, The Creator’s Cherry Bomb – sold 58k and debuted at number 4. Hopefully Thugger’s official debut fares a little better.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 4/12/15 … Furious 7 Soundtrack Races To #1

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Currently on its fourth week in stores, the Furious 7 soundtrack has sped up to number one on the Billboard 200 this week, moving another 111,000 units. The project is being fueled by the mega success of its lead single – Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” with Charlie Puth. The song plays during the final scene in the movie, and sold 464,000 downloads for the past week. Wiz also recently premiered the video, as well as performed it on NBC’s The Voice, both of which also helped immensely.

Elsewhere on the chart, Kendrick and Drake still remain comfortably in the top 10. Meanwhile, last week’s number one album, Wale’s The Album About Nothing, falls to number 11 in its second week with 33,000 units sold.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 4/5/14…Congrats To Wale On #1 and Ludacris On #3!

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Wale has earned his second number one on the Billboard 200 with the release of his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing. The project moved 100k units (SPS) since its release last week, securing the top spot above Ludacris‘ new release at number 3 with Ludaversal.

In comparison, Wale‘s debut album Attention Deficit came in at number 21 with 28,000 units sold in November of 2009 (despite having Lady Gaga on its lead single,) his sophomore feat Ambition debuted at number 2 in November of 2011 with 164,000 units sold, and his last release, The Gifted, debuted at number 1 in June of 2013 with 158k units sold.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/29/15 … Congrats To Action Bronson On A #7 Debut!

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For the second week in a row, Kendrick Lamar is sitting on top of the Billboard 200 with To Pimp A Butterfly. The album moved another 123k units (SPS,) with 107,000 of that number being physical sales.

Elsewhere on the chart, Action Bronson debuted at number 7 with Mr. Wonderful, moving 49,000 units in its first week out. Congrats!

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/22/15 … Congrats To Kendrick Lamar On A #1 Debut!

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There is definitely no sophomore jinx for Kendrick Lamar! The arrival of his second album To Pimp A Butterfly has him perched atop the Billboard 200 for the very first time with a whopping 363k units sold, after his first album, 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, debuted and peaked at number 2, selling 241,000 copies. This number includes SPS (sales plus streaming,) but traditional sales comprise 89% of its overall unit total at 324k.

The album was only announced on March 6, then had a surprise release a week early, so once again, this new “surprise” formula proves successful!

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The Numbers Are In: Find Out How Much Kendrick Lamar Is Estimated To Sell In His First Week!

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Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly landed on iTunes a week earlier than scheduled, reportedly as a mistake…though some believe it was all planned from the start. Either way, it doesn’t seem to have had too much of a negative effect on the TDE rapper, as his first week sales projections are looking pretty damn good! (And as previously reported, he broke a global streaming record as well.)

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/15/15 … Empire Soundtrack Debuts At #1!

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FOX has a huge hit on their hands with the new show Empire, and its soundtrack is proving to be equally as successful! Just released last week, the Empire soundtrack tops the Billboard 200 today with 130,000 units sold. It’s the first TV soundtrack to debut at number 1 since 2010, when three different Glee albums arrived atop the list.

The Empire soundtrack features contributions from the newbies in their cast such as everyone’s fav Jussie Smollett, as well as established artists among the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Rita Ora, Juicy J and Courtney Love (all of which have acted on the show.)

Coming in behind the Empire soundtrack is Madonna with her new album Rebel Heart at number 2, while both Drake and Big Sean remain in the top 10 this week as well. Check out the full list below!

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/1/15 … Congrats To Big Sean On His FIRST #1!

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It took 3 tries, but Big Sean has finally achieved a number one album, thanks to Dark Sky Paradise moving 173k in its first week. Both of Sean’s previous albums, 2011’s Finally Famous and 2013’s Hall of Fame, debuted at number 3, moving 87k and 72k respectively.

As for Chris Brown and Tyga with Fan Of A Fan, they debuted at number 7 with 67k sold, which honestly is a pretty great number… However, the fact that Drake‘s third week of If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late has him 3 spots higher than them at number 4 with 99k probably stings a bit for Breezy. Not so great of a week for him, huh?

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 2/22/15 … Drake Remains In The Top 3

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Though he’s been knocked out of the top spot by Imagine Dragons’ new album Smoke + Mirrors, Drake is still sitting comfortably in the top 3 for the second week with his mixtape, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. After debuting at number 1 with only 4 days worth of sales, the project comes in at number 2 this week with another 187k sold. He’s been certified gold and it hasn’t even been two weeks! Crazy! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 2/15/15 … Congrats To Drake On A #1 Album!

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In just 3 days (as Billboard closes out its tally each week on Sunday nights and Drake dropped late Thursday night,) Drake managed to move 495k hard copies of his “mixtape,” If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, as well as break a Spotify record with more than 17.3 million first-week streams. The project will undoubtedly go gold by next week’s charts (if not already,) and with Billboard’s new SPS (sales plus streaming) methodology, it’s actually already at 535k. No word whether this will ever be available other than digitally, but Drizzy’s official studio album, Views From the 6, is due out later this year.

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