Kendrick Lamar tops the charts for third consecutive week.
Kendrick Lamar is at #1 again this week, leading the pack in a diverse but very hip hop-heavy top five. Gorillaz's Humanz occupies the #2 spot, Mary J. Blige's Strength of a Woman debuts at #3, and Drake's More Life follows at #4. Wale's new full-length Shine debuts at #16, just ahead of The Weeknd's Starboy, which lands at #17. Elsewhere on the charts, producer Cashmere Cat's 9 debuts at #119.
1) Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.: For the third week in a row now, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. takes the #1 spot. This time, the album clocks 173,137 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 56,557 sales, still going strong nearly a month after its release.
2) Gorillaz — Humanz: The latest album from Gorillaz is receiving mixed reviews, but its appearance on the Billboard 200 would suggest that people are buying and streaming in colossal numbers. With 115,063 pure sales, it's actually the top-selling album of this week, but with 139,548 TAEU it falls just short of Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. Still, the ambitious UK project claims the #2 spot in its debut.
3) Mary J. Blige — Strength of a Woman: Mary J.'s Strength of a Woman clocks 77,863 TAEU and 72,095 sales during its first week on the charts. Translation: not many people are streaming this album, but lots of people are buying it on iTunes.
4) Drake – More Life: At #4 is Drake with his More Life playlist. After a few weeks holding strong at #1, the rapper has floated around the top 5 as newer releases have entered the fray. This time around, the playlist gains 68,308 TAEU and 4,837 sales.
5) Bruno Mars — 24K Magic: At #7 is Bruno Mars' super successful album 24K Magic. Through a couple of carefully planned singles, the record has managed to stay near the top of the chart for 24 weeks now, and with 41,081 TAEU and 15,698 sales, Bruno is actually still out-selling a number of artists ahead of him.
6) Migos — Culture: Migos' sophomore album Culture falls from #11 to #13, but it's still thriving high off singles like "Bad and Boujee" and "T Shirt." Fans of the ATL trio are keeping the album in a good spot even 14 weeks after its release. This time the album clocks 30,333 TAEU and 2,581 sales.
7) Future — FUTURE: Future's self-titled release from 11 weeks ago lands at #15 this week, as "Mask Off" continues to find success after the release of its new video. This week, the ATL hitmaker puts 29,401 TAEU and 1,484 sales on the board.
8) Wale — Shine: Debuting at #16 is Wale's new album Shine. The DC rapper and MMG signee logs 28,409 TAEU and 12,156 sales in his debut week, with an album that features Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, and G-Eazy.
9) The Weeknd — Starboy: Dropping from #10 to #17 is The Weeknd's Starboy. The R&B crooner clocks 28,402 TAEU and 6,492 sales as the album celebrates 23 weeks on the charts.
10) Post Malone — Stoney: Post Malone's debut full-length Stoney continues to do pretty well on the charts, coming in this week at #18 with 25,723 TAEU and 1,722 sales. The solid performance is just one spot lower than last week's stint at #17.
There's a new #1 record on the Hot 100, and its a debut from DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne. With a roster like that, how could you not hit #1 though? "I'm The One" leads a top 10 that also features Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Future, KYLE & Lil Yachty, and Lil Uzie Vert, punctuating a big time for hip hop singles. Elsewhere, Logic debuts "1-800-273-8255" at #61, Katy Perry's Migos-assisted track "Bon Appetit" debuts at #76, Chris Brown's "Privacy" starts at #87, and Playboi Carti's "Magnolia" begins its Hot 100 journey at #91. Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert's collaborative track "Woke Up Like This" also debuts at #100, capping the charts with a great week for hip hop.