Drake's "More Life" dominates the charts.
This week is truly all about Drake, whose playlist More Life coasted to #1 with each of its 22 songs charting on the Hot 100. For what it's worth, VIEWS is still at #18, Take Care moved from #68 to #50, If You're Reading This... moved from #79 to #66, Nothing Was The Same moved from #100 to #72, and What A Time To Be Alive moved from #118 to #109. When it rains, it pours.
Rick Ross, while overshadowed by Drizzy's success, claims the #3 album with Rather You Than Me, the rock-solid new LP from the Miami veteran. Bruno Mars, Future, The Weeknd, and Migos join him in the top 10.
1) Drake — More Life: Drake's well-received More Life playlist unsurprisingly debuts at #1 this week. With 505,131 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 225,202 pure sales, Drake goes way above the competition this week as he claims his seventh #1 album. Big up Drizzy!
2) Rick Ross — Rather You Than Me: At #3 is Rick Ross with his latest album Rather You Than Me. The album is Ross' ninth and features Gucci Mane, Nas, Chris Rock, Ty Dolla Sign and many more, helping it to debut with 105,650 TAEU and 70,017 sales.
3) Bruno Mars — 24K Magic: Bumped from #4 to #6 with the appearance a few new top 5 albums is Bruno Mars' 24K Magic. Having now been on the chart for 18 weeks, the album adds 50,614 TAEU and 21,393 sales to its success.
4) Future — Future: Future released back-to-back albums in Future and HNDRXX, both of which hit the #1 spot during the first week of their release. Since then, the self-titled LP has proven to stick the best, and this week claims 40,499 TAEU and 4,758 sales.
5) The Weeknd — Starboy: The Weeknd's third studio album Starboy may be his most infectious yet, and this week it lands at #9, down just a couple spots from last week's stint at #7. With 38,609 TAEU and 8,393 sales, the Toronto crooner is still doing work with help from singles like "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming."
6) Migos — Culture: After peaking debuting at #1 eighth weeks ago, Migos' Culture has regressed to the #10 spot on the chart. This week, the "Bad and Boujee" trio tally 37,042 TAEU and 2,424 sales onto their second album's success.
7) Future — HNDRXX: Future's other full-length, HNDRXX, lands at #12 this week with 48,974 TAEU and 8,128 sales. It's a slip-back from last week's appearance at #9, and means that Future doesn't have two albums in the top 10 for the first time all month.
8) Big Sean — I Decided.: After debuting at #1 seven weeks ago, Big Sean's I Decided. has fallen back to #14, a few spots behind where it was last week. The LP counts 26,748 TAEU and 4,256 sales this time around, with features Eminem, Jeremih, and The-Dream, among others.
9) Post Malone — Stoney: Stoney has proven to be pretty successful commercially. After fifteen weeks on the charts, the album comes in at #15 with 25,890 TAEU to its name. For those who thought Malone's folky, sad-boy brand of rap would be a one-hit-wonder, ya'll wrong.
10) Khalid — American Teen: After debuting at #9, Khalid's American Teen lands at #16 this week. The teenage success does 25,088 TAEU and 3,229 sales this time around with his first full length.
Ed Sheeran continues to be untouchable at the top spot, with "Shape of You" holding down #1 yet again this week. Just behind him is Bruno Mars with "That's What I Like," a single that climbed up into the #2 spot recently. Zayn and Taylor Swift swapped with Migos for the #3 spot, while The Weeknd and Kodak Black are met by a pair of both Drake ("Passion Fruit" and "Portland") and The Chainsmoker ("Something Just Like This" and "Paris") tunes.
Total, Drake has 24 appearances on the Hot 100 charts. That's absolutely insane. Every song from More Life is charting, along with his recent collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Gucci Mane. He's truly on top right now. In the space that Drake doesn't occupy, Rick Ross, Machine Gun Kelley, and Jason Derulo have been able to scoop some new real estate for their respective singles.