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Hip Hop Single Sales: 21 Savage's "Bank Account" Officially Certified Platinum

21 Savage’s “Bank Account” single, taken from his debut album Issa, rose up the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales Charts this week and landed at #10. Bruno Mars had the biggest sales increase this week thanks to his single “Versace On The Floor” and R&B singer-songwriter Tank holds the title for the highest single debut with “When We.”

Despite a 12 percent decrease in sales, Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” still sits in #1. Meanwhile, Cardi B continues to hold down the #2 spot with her hit “Bodak Yellow,” and Calvin Harris works his way up to #3 with “Feels” featuring Pharrell, Big Sean and Katy Perry.

21 Savage Heats Up The Chart

21 Savage’s Issa Album standout single “Bank Account” has broke into the Top 10 this week’s R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart for the week ending on September 7. It’s 21’s highest charting single.

The Metro Boomin-produced slap sits at #10 and had a sales increase 30 percent. “Bank Account,” which was certified Platinum by the RIAA on September 8, sold 15,861 copies this week for a grand total  116,574 records to date.

Bruno Mars’ “Versace on the Floor” Gets Huge Boost

Bruno Mars’ smooth cut “Versace on the Floor” earns this week’s biggest sales increase in the Top 10. The 24K Magic single’s sales increased by a whopping 87 percent and moved a total 17,338 units — compared to the 9,289 singles it sold last week — to secure its spot at #7.

Tank Obtains This Weeks Highest Single Debut

Tank is preparing to release his new album SAVAGE later this year. He’s kicking things f with a bang with the lead single “When We,” which has earned this week’s highest debut on the overall R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart at #23.

“When We” saw a sales increase by 486 percent, moving 6,817 units compared to only 1,164 last week. The song has sold a total  14,707 records to date.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 09/07/2017

#1. Logic — “1-800-273-8255” — 61,053 (304,908)

#2. Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” — 35,305 (229,683)

#3. Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels” —22,095 (283,844)

#4. Post Malone f. Quavo — “Congratulations” — 18,193 (865,005)

#5. Blackbear — “Do Re Mi” — 17,842 (164,380)

#6. French Montana f. Swae Lee  — “Unforgettable”  — 17,511 (477,571)

#7. Bruno Mars – “Varsace On The Floor” — 17,338 (264,086)

#8. DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” — 16,187 (523,637)

#9. Yo Gotti f. Nicki Minaj — “Rake It Up” — 16,159 (146,649)

#10. 21 Savage — “Bank Account” — 15,861 (116,574)

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Kodak Black, Dave East & A$AP Ferg Projects Debut On Billboard 200

After Kodak Black’s June release from the Broward County Jail, the Florida rapper quickly got back to work on his music. Evidently, it’s paid f and his latest album, Project Baby 2, has hit the Billboard 200 at #2, following closely behind the #1 album, Brand New’s Science Fiction. 

A$AP Ferg’s “Still Striving” mixtape failed to crack the Top 10, while Dave East’s Def Jam release, Paranoia: A True Story, was able to settle in the Top 5, landing at #5 for the week ending August 24.

Kodak Black Debuts His Baby

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Kodak Black popped up at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California Sunday night (August 27), where he was nominated for Best New Artist. Although he didn’t nab the trophy, his new mixtape, Project Baby 2, is likely something for him to celebrate. With 49,847 total album equivalent units moved (8,407 in pure album sales and a streaming count 58,601,192), his highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s Project Baby debuted at #2. His inaugural full-length studio album, Painting Pictures, peaked at #3 in April, selling 71,000 total album equivalent units in its first week.

A$AP Ferg Is Still Striving

Embed from Getty sA$AP Mob member A$AP Ferg dropped his Still Striving mixtape last week, which featured an all-star cast, including Migos, Rick Ross, Cam’ron and Meek Mill. But it still wasn’t enough to nab a Top 10 album. The project debuted at #12 with 24,274 total album equivalent units (5,187 in pure album sales and a streaming count 26,942,289). His last album, 2016’s Always Strive and Prosper, sold 35,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #8.

Dave East Cracks The Top 10

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Harlem MC Dave East released his major label debut, Paranoia: A True Story, on August 18  Def Jam Recordings and Mass Appeal Records. The 13-track EP was announced on August 2 East’s Instagram account and features guest appearances from Nas, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and Chris Brown.

The project has entered the charts at #9 with 25,744 total album equivalent units sold (12,327 pure album sales and a streaming count 18,465,711). The EP follows 2016’s Kairi Chanel, which peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 8/24/2017

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

  1. Kodak Black — Project Baby 2 — #2 — 49,847 (8,407) 58,601,192
  2. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #3— 40,736 (9,054) 42,717,637]
  3. Khalid — American Teen — #6 —28,849 (2,780) 34,024,353]
  4. DJ Khaled — Grateful — #7 — 26,980 (2,893) 27,683,953]
  5. Dave East — Paranoia: A True Story — #9 — 25,744 (12,327) 18,465,711]
  6. SZA — CTRL — #11 — 25,270 (3,339) 30,898,108]
  7. A$AP Ferg — Still Striving — #12 — 24,274 (5,187) 26,941,289]
  8. 21 Savage — Issa Album — #13 — 24,197 (1,561) 31,556,224]
  9. Post Malone — Stoney — #14 — 23,583 (1,601) 28,337,450]
  10. Bruno Mars— 24K Magic — #15 — 23,207 (8,344) 16,144,224]
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Bruno Mars & John Mayer Want To Work With Chance The Rapper

On the heels Chance The Rapper’s performance at Lollapalooza in his hometown Chicago, the 24-year-old Grammy Award winner took to Instagram to tease new music on Tuesday (August 22). Wearing a blue Chicago Bulls bucket hat and matching Champion sweatshirt, Chance was all smiles as he previewed the tune and danced around the room.

As if that wasn’t enough for Chano’s fans, on Sunday (August 20), Bruno Mars was asked by a Twitter user who he wanted to collaborate with in the future. Mars responded, “@chancetherapper.”

Chance, who appeared surprised by the 24K Gold singer’s answer, quickly replied, “Wait wtf. I just retweeted a gem f your page only to find out you rocking with the kid?!? Let’s make it happen I already got choreo ideas.”

Rumors were already swirling about a collaboration with singer John Mayer after a Twitter exchange on Saturday (August 19). A random Twitter user asked both Mayer and the Coloring Book rapper if one would ever happen, and Chano responded with a resounding, “Yes.”

Chance’s last project was 2016’s Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama with singer Jeremih, so these recent developments could point to an fresh album.

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Moneybagg Yo's "Federal 3X" Mixtape Debuts At #5

Despite Moneybagg Yo’s connection to a recent New Jersey Turnpike shooting, the Memphis rapper still has a reason to celebrate. The Yo Gotti affiliate’s new mixtape, Federal 3X, has made its Billboard 200 debut at #5 for the week ending August 17.

With 29,923 total album equivalent units sold, 13,570 pure album sales and a streaming count  23,114,058, the project was able to beat out albums by SZA, 21 Savage and Meek Mill.

Meanwhile, Khalid’s R&B masterpiece, American Teen, continues to skyrocket up the chart, hitting #4 in its 24th week on the chart. Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is also still hanging tough at #2.

Moneybagg Yo Scores First Top 10

After releasing 2 Federal with Yo Gotti in November 2016, the CMG artist returned with Federal 3X last week. The project has made its grand entrance at #5, which marks the first time he’s ever broken into the Top 10.

American Teen Living The American Dream

El Paso, Texas R&B sensation Khalid released his debut album, American Teen, on March 3 and 24 weeks later, the album has peaked at #4. Last week, the project was in the #10 slot. Consequently, the new position marks a 17 percent jump. The album has sold 31,521 total equivalent units, 5,657 pure albums and has collected a streaming count 33,530,283.

4:44 Continues To Lose Steam 

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JAY-Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, has fallen another four slots this week, landing at #15. Since its initial chart-topping debut in June, the album has continued to slide. In its second week, it hit #5 and then plummeted to the #11 slot in its third week.

With 20,777 total album equivalent units sold, 11,819 pure album sales and a streaming count  12,011,465, it wasn’t enough to reenter the Top 1o.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 8/17/2017

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

  1. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #2— 43,097 (9,613) 45,060,681]
  2. DJ Khaled — Grateful — #3 — 33,821 (3,615) 31,257,194]
  3. Khalid — American Teen — #4 — 31,521 (5,657) 33,530,283]
  4. Moneybagg Yo — Federal 3X — #5 — 29,923 (13,570) 23,114,058]
  5. SZA — CTRL — #7 — 27,311 (5,133) 31,319,577]
  6. 21 Savage — Issa Album — #8 — 26,426 (1,929) 34,236,724]
  7. Bruno Mars— 24K Magic — #10 — 25,112 (9,459) 16,467,380]
  8. Post Malone — Stoney — #11 — 23,719 (1,584) 28,388,297]
  9. Meek Mill — Wins & Losses — #12 — 23,425 (3,271) 28,312,770]
  10. Drake — More Life — #13 — 23,299 (722) 32,049,090]
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Hip Hop Single Sales: Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj's Strip Club Anthem "Rake It Up" Breaks Into The Top 10

Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj’s “Rake It Up” has entered the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart at #10, this week.

Cassie also made a huge return after taking a long musical hiatus, earning the highest debut the week with “Love A Loser” (#23) featuring G-Eazy. Rae Sremmurd snatched this week’s second-highest debut with “Perplexing Pegasus” (#30).

Elsewhere on the chart, French Montana and Swae Lee remain at #1 with “Unforgettable” for the second week in a row. It also appears that DJ Khaled’s single buzz is declining with the exception “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Cardi B’s rising single “Bodak Yellow” also jumped up two spots from last week to #6.

Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj’s “Rake It Up” Reaches #10

Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki Minaj had a 19 percent increase in sales for the week ending on August 10, placing the Mike WiLL Made-It single at #10.

“Rake It Up” has sold a total  83,657 units so far and 14,635 that came from this week’s sales. The single is featured on Gotti and Mike Will’s collaborative mixtape Gotti Made-It, which dropped in June. The music video, which was slated for a Saturday (August 19) release, will feature Nicki and Blac Chyna racing foreign whips.

Cassie’s “Love A Loser” Featuring G-Eazy Earns Highest Debut

Although Cassie hasn’t released new music in a long time, it doesn’t mean she hasn’t been in the studio recording. Her new single with G-Eazy, “Love A Loser,” garnered the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts highest debut this week at #23, moving a total  7,659 units.

Cassie’s last album was her self-titled LP in 2006 and her last mixtape, RockaByeBaby, was released in 2013. Her last single to hit the charts was 2012’s “King Hearts,” which hit #39 on the US Rhythmic charts.

Rae Sremmurd May Have Another Hit With “Perplexing Pegasus”

“Perplexing Pegasus” is Rae Sremmurd’s latest single to debut high on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart. Coming in at #30 and moving 5,805 units, the Mike Will Made-It single will reportedly appear on the duo’s forthcoming album, SremmLife 3.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 08/10/2017

#1. French Montana f. Swae Lee  — “Unforgettable”  — 39,441 (372,550)

#2. DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” — 30,808 (379,593)

#3. Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels” — 27,807 (184,502)

#4. Post Malone f. Quavo — “Congratulations” — 24,964 (780,821)

#5. Childish Gambino — “Redbone” — 23,861 (558,557)

#6.  Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” — 23,457 (95,031)

#7. DJ Khaled f. Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper – “I’m The One” — 22,663 (972,077)

#8. Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.” — 17,238 (853,517)

#9. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” — 17,008 (1,546,469)

#10. Yo Gotti f. Nicki Minaj — “Rake It Up” — 14,635 (83,657)

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." Reclaims #1 Spot On Billboard 200

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. was released on April 14 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, where it remained for the following week. Four months later, the double-platinum album has topped the chart once again for the week ending August 10. With 46,552 total album equivalent units, 11,398 pure albums sold and a streaming count 46,238,389, Kung Fu Kenny was able to nab the coveted spot.

Elsewhere on the chart, Ugly God’s latest project, The Booty Tape, debuted at #27 with 15,727 total album equivalent units, 1,904 pure album sales and a streaming count 20,027,471. Meanwhile, three months out jail, NBA Youngboy hit the chart at #24 with AI YoungBoy. Clocking in at 18,441 total album equivalent units, 4,413 pure album sales and a streaming count  19,906,613, the project precedes the Baton Rouge rapper’s upcoming performance at Lil Wayne’s 3rd annual Lil Weezyana Fest on August 25 in New Orleans.

DAMN. Does It Again

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Kendrick Lamar’s follow-up to 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly, DAMN., has already been on the charts for 17 weeks, but has jumped back into the #1 spot after holding steady in the Top 5 for several weeks. The seven-time Grammy Award winning artist is currently wrapping up a massive tour in support the album. It went double-platinum in July. The last time DAMN. was in the #1 slot was May 20.

Ugly God & NBA YoungBoy Make Modest Debuts

Embed from Getty sUgly God and NBA YoungBoy had new projects this week, although neither was able to crack the Top 10. Ugly God’s The Booty Tape debuted at #27 with 1,904 pure album sales, while Never Broke Again YoungBoy’s AI YoungBoy entered slightly higher at #24 with 4,413 pure album sales. Despite the modest numbers, it’s still something to celebrate. Ugly God’s “Water” single debuted at #100 on the Hot 100 in 2016 and peaked at #80. On the other hand, NBA YoungBoy has his freedom back after a stint in jail and is able to focus on music again.

Hov Takes Another Dip

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JAY-Z’s critically acclaimed 13th studio album, 4:44, took a 21 percent dive and landed in the #11 spot this week after spending last week at #5. With 26,091 total album equivalent units, 14,832 pure album sales and a streaming count 15,179,783, it wasn’t enough to keep it in the Top 10. The album quickly went platinum thanks to Sprint buying the initial 1 million copies.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 8/10/2017

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

  1. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #1 — 46,552 (11,398) 46,238,389]
  2. DJ Khaled — Grateful — #3 — 31,263 (3,246) 33,300,065]
  3.  Meek Mill — Wins & Losses — #4 — 30,842 (5,276) 35,800,295]
  4. 21 Savage — Issa Album — #6 — 29,075 (2,417) 37,179,094]
  5. SZA — CTRL — #9 — 27,121 (4,041) 32,543,162]
  6. Khalid — American Teen — #10 —26,939 (2,728) 32,632,471]
  7. JAY-Z — 4:44 — #11 — 26,091 (14,832) 15,179,783]
  8. Bruno Mars— 24K Magic — #12 — 24,764 (9,543) 16,058,914]
  9. Drake— More Life — #13 — 24,295 (799) 33,250,181]
  10. Post Malone — Stoney — #14 — 24,121 (1,614) 28,647,599]
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Hip Hop Single Sales: Cardi B Becomes Highest-Charting Female Rapper Since 2014 With "Bodak Yellow"

Cardi B broke her way into this week’s R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales Chart at #8 with “Bodak Yellow,” making her the highest charting female rapper since 2014. Future made his debut at #3 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted track “You Da Baddest” and French Montana managed to knock DJ Khaled out the #1 spot with the Swae Lee-assisted “Unforgettable.”

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Making Bloody Moves

Cardi B’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” saw a 39% increase in sales for the week ending August 3, 2017. The popular single has rapidly made its way up the Billboard charts since its release. “Bodak Yellow” now sits at #8 on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart, boasting 71,574 in total sales with 21,739 those from this week alone.

Future & Nicki Minaj Debut At #3 With “You Da Baddest”

Future and Nicki Minaj made a huge debut this week with “You Da Baddest.” The newly added HNDRXX track sits at #3 and garnered sales  28,927 units.

It’s one two Nicki-featured singles on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts with Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” being second at #14. Future has four total singles charting. Among them are “Mask Off” (#20), his guest spot on Young Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls single “Relationship” (#74) and Calvin Harris’ radio bop “Rollin” (#80).

French Montana’s “Unforgettable” Hits #1

After 17 weeks on the charts, French Montana and Swae Lee earned a #1 hit with “Unforgettable.” Sales for the Jungle Rules single increased by 52%, selling a total  36,657 units for the week ending on August 3.

“Unforgettable” was ficially certified Platinum by the RIAA on June 20.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 08/03/2017

#1. French Montana f. Swae Lee  — “Unforgettable”  — 36,657 (333,109)

#2. DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” –34,440 (348,785)

#3. Future f. Nicki Minaj — “You Da Baddest” — 28,927

#4. Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels” — 24,565 (103,836)

#5. Post Malone f. Quavo — “Congratulations” –27,694 (701,292)

#6. DJ Khaled f. Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper – “I’m The One” – 35,248 (892,499)

#7. Childish Gambino — “Redbone” — 25,664 (484,254)

#8.  Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” – 21,774 (799,679)

#9. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – 23,561 (1,489,344)

#10. Khalid — “Location” — 26,144 (438,192)

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Bruno Mars Donates $1M To Flint Water Crisis Victims

Auburn Hills, MI – R&B superstar Bruno Mars isn’t losing sight the big picture in lieu his recent successes.

During last night’s leg his 24K Magic World Tour in Auburn Hills, Michigan, he shocked the sold-out Palace Auburn Hills audience by revealing that he was donating a cool million dollars to Flint Water Crisis victims.

Mars, 31, joins fellow artists such as Big Sean, Pusha T, The Game, DJ Mustard and, course, Eminem in ensuring the people Flint get back to an acceptable quality life.

“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause,” Mars said in a statement. “Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

With assistance from Live Nation, Bruno was able to allot earnings from the Detroit show to The Community Foundation Greater Flint.

According to the organization’s mission statement, The Community Foundation Greater Flint “serves the common good in Genesee County – building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment – now and for generations to come.”

For complete details, dates and ticket information for the remaining spots on Bruno’s 24K Magic World Tour, visit www.brunomars.com/tour.

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Bruno Mars Makes History With 4X Platinum Certifications Of “24K Magic” & “That’s What I Like”

It’s evidently good to be Bruno Mars. The hitmaker just added a few more accolades to his impressive resume; his singles “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like” have been certified 4X multi-platinum by the RIAA. On top that, his funk-fueled album 24K Magic was also certified double platinum.

With these latest accomplishments, Mars became the only artist in the past year to have 4X multi-platinum singles from one album. The music videos for both songs have each racked up over 787 million views on YouTube, so the units moved are hardly surprising considering how big the records have become.

“24K Magic” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and set a record as the first song in 2016 to chart in the Top 10 across three top radio formats in the same week. “That’s What I Like” peaked at #1 on the Hot 100 and also claimed the top spot in multiple radio formats, including Urban AC, Rhythmic, Urban Mainstream, Adult R&B and CHR/Top 40.

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