New York City, NY – This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, XXXTENTACION remains the highest-ranking Hip Hop artist with his sophomore effort ? landing at No. 2. Despite the mounting controversy surrounding the 20-year-old Florida rapper, his music continues to be a success on the charts.
Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamars DAMN. and Lil Uzi Verts Luv Is Rage 2 experienced slight upticks in week-over-week sales and lastly, Toni Braxton, Diplo and Trouble all debut inside the Top 200 with their latest projects.
XXXTENTACION Drops To #2
XXXTENTACIONs sophomore album ? falls to #2 this week due in part to a 42% decrease in sales. Xs latest full-length effort moved 76,302 total album equivalent units during the seven days leading to March 29. Of that figure, 4,262 were pure album sales.
The controversial Florida rapper has been in the news again recently after a video him hitting a girl in the face emerged online. His attorney said the video was taken completely in jest but the girl in the video had a different story.
Diplo Debuts At #62
Diplos latest EP, California, lands at #62 during its first week on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The six-track project, which features a number up-and-coming Hip Hop artists, sold 8,729 total album equivalent units, with a total streaming count 11,237,208.
In his review California, DXs Editor-in-Chief Trent Clark gave the project a 3.1 out 5, writing, Mad decent vibes. Mad boring versus.
Troubles Edgewood Struggles
Troubles debut studio album Edgewood struggled to perform during its first seven days on the chart, landing at #130. The project his first since signing to Mike WiLL Made-Its Ear Drummer Records imprint moved just 6,116 total album equivalent units.
Edgewood features a number Hip Hop heavyweights, including Drake, The Weeknd and Quavo, among others.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/29/2018
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.
- XXXTENTACION ? #2 76,302 (4,262) 103,027,351]
- Various Artists Black Panther: The Album #3 47,686 (6,502) 55,114,525]
- Migos Culture II #5 44,564 (2,840) 57,572,316]
- Logic Bobby Tarantino II #6 33,403 (2,426) 44,928,088]
- Post Malone Stoney #7 29,361 (2,080) 37,859,692]
- Lil Yachty Lil Boat 2 #11 21,887 (429) 31,610,193]
- Bruno Mars 24K Magic #12 21,836 (5,678) 16,415,788]
- Kendrick Lamar DAMN. #13 20,933 (3,891) 23,933,571]
- Khalid American Teen #15 19,680 (1,999) 24,396,279]
- Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 #16 18,952 (397)27,081,414]