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Hip Hop Album Sales: "Black Panther: The Album" Reclaims Top Spot

The Black Panther soundtrack couldn’t be held down for long. After slipping to #2 on last week’s Billboard 200 chart, Black Panther: The Album has ascended to #1 once again.

Hip Hop also delivered some strong debuts on this latest chart Tory Lanez’s Memories Don’t Die and Tech N9ne’s Planet. Rap maintained a stranglehold on the Top 10 too, holding down six spots.

Black Panther Is #1 Again

Black Panther’s dominance at the box fice has carried over to the music charts. The hit film’s soundtrack returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200 after falling to #2 the previous week.

The Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith-curated LP has been #1 for three its four weeks on the chart. The album moved 76,370 total album equivalent units.

Tory Lanez Debuts At #3

Tory Lanez’s Memories Don’t Die album was the biggest debut the week, landing at #3 53,861 total album equivalent units. 15,024 those came in pure album sales.

The Toronto artist’s sophomore LP features an array high-prile guests, including 50 Cent, Future and Wiz Khalifa. AraabMuzik, Happy Perez and Cashmere Cat were among the producers.

Tech N9ne Cracks Top 15

Strange Music fans continue to prove their loyalty with their wallets. Tech N9ne’s latest album, Planet, debuted at #14 thanksto 15,906 in pure album sales.

Tech moved 21,412 total album equivalent units with Planet, which is his first solo project since 2016’s The Storm. In April, the independent stalwart will embark on a tour in support the album. Check out the dates here.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/08/2018

Note: The first number below is this weeks total album equivalent units count, an intersection album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboards new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each albums streaming count is available in brackets.

1. Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album — #1 — 76,370 (15,478) 81,765,920]
2. Tory Lanez — Memories Don’t Die — #3 — 53,861 (15,024) 54,016,053]
3. Migos — Culture II — #4 — 51,731 (4,778) 65,923,685]
4. Post Malone — Stoney — #6 — 35,032 (2,814) 43,920,242]
5. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #9 — 26,338 (5,903) 28,237,911]
6. Tekashi 6ix9ine — DAY69 — #10 — 24,702 (1,653) 33,023,268]
7. Bruno Mars — 24K Magic — #11 — 22,556 (6,728) 18,565,409]
8. Khalid — American Teen — #13 — 21,756 (2,315) 26,720,728]
9. Tech N9ne — Planet — #14 — 21,412 (15,906) 6,849,834]
10. Lil Uzi Vert — Luv Is Rage 2 — #15 — 21,369 (510) 30,313,288]