Weekly review of the Hip-Hop and R&B sales/charts.
This week we see a new entry in Chart's Dont Lie, with Tyler, the Creator's WOLF having dropped on April 2nd. The rapper is definitely expanding his fanbase, with this album impressivelyÂ debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200. Tyler has been known for extreme and controversial lyrics, which may have made him less accessible to the general public in the past. Now it seems like the public is gettingÂ desensitizedÂ to the rambunctious rapper, or perhaps it's thatÂ the OF member isÂ becoming more radio-friendly and mainstream-- what do you think? Whatever the case may be, it seems fans were pleasedÂ with WOLF. Find out how much Tyler, along with other chart-toppers this week, sold below.
Justin TimberlakeâÂ The 20/20 Experience: Justin Timberlakeâs already-platinum album continues to hold on to the #1 spot on the charts. The singer sold another 134,365 copies of The 20/20 Experience this week.
Tyler, The Creatorâ WOLF: Odd Futureâs Tyler, the Creatorâs third studio album performed as his best yet. The album almost doubled the sales of Goblinâs opening week. The Columbia RecordsÂ release, WOLF, moved 89,895 copies in opening week. It debutedÂ at #3 on the Billboard 200, above Weezy F and below JT.
Lil WayneâÂ I Am Not A Human Being II: Lil Wayneâs secondÂ installmentÂ of IANAHB dropped a few spots from last weekâs #2 to #5 this week. The YMCMB release still moved a good 61,514 albums off the shelves over the week.
RihannaâÂ Unapologetic: Rih Rihâs Unapologetic continues to stay strong on the charts, moving another 19,194 units of the Def Jam release this week. The singer sits at the #20 spot.
Kendrick LamarâÂ good kid, m.A.A.d city: With all the focus on the TDE label currently on ScHoolboy Qâs upcoming Oxymoron album, K. Dotâs debut album seems to be the object of comparison for QâQ has said he needs to put out something just as good, if not better, than Kendrickâs release. Well, Q has some big footsteps to fill, as Kendrickâs GKMC is still moving around 14k a week, landing at #28 this week, which is a rise from last week.
In single news this week, Chris Brownâs new single âFine Chinaâ debuted on Billboardâs Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week at #13. The #1 song on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs is, you can probably guess it, Macklemore & Ryan Lewisâ âThrift Shopââthe duo also holds the #3 song on theÂ chart, with âCanât Hold Us.â Drakeâs âStarted From The Bottomâ is still nearÂ the top though, with the #4 spot.