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Hip Hop Albums Sales: "Black Panther: The Album" Knocked To #2

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the Black Panther soundtrack slips to #2 following a 24% drop in sales. Elsewhere, Tekashi 6ix9nes debut project, DAY69, reaches #4 and Blac Youngstas 223 debuts at #42.

Black Panther Slips

Black Panther: The Album, curated by Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Top Dawg Tiffith, fell to #2 after holding down the top spot during the previous two weeks. The project experienced a 24% decrease in week-on-week sales, moving 99,315total album equivalent units during the seven days leading to March 1.

Tekashi 6ix9ne’s Strong Debut

The controversialTekashi 6ix9nes debut project, DAY69, lands at #4 on the charts this week, moving 55,436 total album equivalent units –. 20,184 which were pure album sales. The 11-track project features Tory Lanez, Young Thug and Offset, among others.

Blac Youngsta’s First LP Enters Top 50

Blac Youngstas debut album, 223, comes in at #42 during its first week on the charts. The LP moved 11,994 total album equivalent units for the week. The 14-track project, Youngstas first ficial album under the CMG imprint, features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Lil Yachty and French Montana, among others.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/01/2018

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 #2 99,315(23,375)102,015,952]
  2. Migos Culture II #3 59,297(6,475)74,012,020]
  3. Tekashi 6ix9ne Day69 #4 55,436 (20,184) 49,930,627]
  4. Post Malone Stoney #7 39,281(3,690)47,839,947]
  5. Kendrick Lamar #9 29,093(7,032)30,149,977]
  6. Bruno Mars 24K Magic #13 25,402(8,289)19,863,160]
  7. Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap #14 24,888(8,598)23,409,375]
  8. Khalid American Teen #15 22,485(2,366)27,546,442]
  9. Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 #16 22,333(566)31,592,688]
  10. Lil Skies Life a Dark Rose #18 19,452 (514) 27,489,245]