Billboard 200: Chris Brown Debuts At #3 & Pusha T Debuts At #20

Another week, another number one for Adele. Shocker! For the fifth week in a row, 25 reigns supreme on the Billboard 200, this time moving an additional 1.16 million units. By the way – this is all pure album sales. All other artists have streaming added into their figures, but Adele has not made 25 available on any of the streaming services. Crazy, right? Elsewhere on the chart, Chris Brown’s Royalty sees a strong debut at number 3, coming in with a very strong 184k units sold. This is Chris‘ largest sales week since 2011, when F.A.M.E. started at number 1 with 270k sold. He has released three albums since – 2012’s Fortune, 2014’s X and 2015’s Fan of a Fan: The Album with Tyga. As for Pusha T, King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude sold 45k, landing at the number 20 position. This definitely would have been a top 10 contender at a different point in the year, but with so many big names like Adele, Justin Bieber and One Direction to compete against, it made it tough! Still a solid number, however, and this is only the appetizer for the main course, King Push, which is set to release this April. Check out the full top 10 on this week’s Billboard 200 below!


Find Out How Much Chris Brown and Pusha T Are Expected To Sell This Week!

It comes as no surprise, but Adele is number one once again this week on the Billboard 200. 25 moved another 825k units, making it the biggest selling album released in the U.S. since her last album, 2011’s 21. As for debuts, August Alsina’s This Thing Called Life came in at around 43k units at number 12, while R. Kelly’s The Buffet entered with approximately 37k units at number 16. Looking forward to next week, the two big debuts will be from Chris Brown and Pusha T. For Chris’ Royalty, he’s looking at 150-160k, which will likely give him the #2 spot (behind Adele.) As for Push’s Darkest Before Dawn, he’s looking at around 40-45k. In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 on the Billboard 200 below!


The First Week Sales For G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi & More Are In!

I’m sure it comes as no surprise, but Adele’s 25 is number one on the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row. The record-breaking album sold yet another 728k this week, making it the first time an album has sold more than 650k in each of its first three frames since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991. As for debuts, both G-Eazy and Rick Ross landed in the top 10 with their new releases this week, coming in at numbers 5 and 6, respectively. The former’s When It’s Dark Out sold a very solid 132k units, while Ross’ Black Market moved 69k. Though they didn’t make the top 10 other debuts this week include Curren$y’s Canal Street Confidential at number 30 with 20.7k, J. Cole and Dreamville’s Revenge Of The Dreamers II at number 29 with 21k, Kid Cudi’s Speedin’ Bullet To Heaven at number 36 with 19k and Jeremih’s Late Nights with 18k. Check out this week’s full top 10 below.


Sales Projections For Rick Ross, G-Eazy & More Are Here!

As expected, Adele is number one on the Billboard 200 for the second week in a row with 25, this time selling an additional 1.16 million units. As for debuts this week. Erykah Badu’s But You Caint Use My Phone comes in just outside of the top 10 at 14 with 35k, while a compilation of Biggie‘s greatest hits is at 48 with 15k. Looking forward to next week, some of the early sales projections are in for the many new releases from this past Friday. G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out is in the lead, looking to move around 115k–130k. Behind him is Rick Ross’ Black Market, projected at 60k–65k, and behind him Kid Cudi’s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven with 18k–21k. Also expected to make their Billboard 200 debut are Curren$y, Jeremih and Sheek Louch, though their numbers aren’t available yet. Check out this week’s top 10 below!


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

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!


She Still Got It! Janet Jackson’s Album Hits Number 1 On The Billboard 200 Chart

Janet Jackson is on FIRE! She has just earned her 7th number 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. More below!


The Weeknd’s Album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ Debuts At Number 1 On Billboard 200 Chart!

Congratulations are in order for The Weeknd. His album “Beauty Behind The Madness” hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Find out how many albums he sold after the jump!


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.


Meek Mill vs. Drake Brought Drake’s Album Back Into The Top 10 On Billboard…And Meek’s Out!

Well this is an interesting turn of events. People have been deeming Drake the “winner” in his battle with Meek Mill just off of personal opinion and social media, but it appears there are some cold hard facts to back up those claims as well! In this week’s Billboard 200 chart, Drake has climbed back into the top 10 with If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, coming in at number 10 with 23,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, Meek – who had been in the top 10 every week since releasing Dreams Worth More Than Money in July – is now at number 12 with 20k. Looks like people are really siding with Drake on this one! As for the rest of the top 10, Migos just missed it as well with the release of their new album Yung Rich Nation, coming in at number 15 with 19k. Check out the full top 10 below!


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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