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 99,315 total album equivalent units during the seven days leading to March 1.
Tekashi 6ix9ne’s Strong Debut
The controversial Tekashi 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.
- Various Artists Black Panther: The Album #2 99,315 (23,375)102,015,952]
- Migos Culture II #3 59,297 (6,475) 74,012,020]
- Tekashi 6ix9ne Day69 #4 55,436 (20,184) 49,930,627]
- Post Malone Stoney #7 39,281 (3,690) 47,839,947]
- Kendrick Lamar #9 29,093 (7,032) 30,149,977]
- Bruno Mars 24K Magic #13 25,402 (8,289) 19,863,160]
- Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap #14 24,888 (8,598) 23,409,375]
- Khalid American Teen #15 22,485 (2,366) 27,546,442]
- Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 #16 22,333 (566) 31,592,688]
- Lil Skies Life a Dark Rose #18 19,452 (514) 27,489,245]