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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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Hip Hop Single Sales: French Montana Earns This Week's Biggest Debut With "A Lie"

French Montana’s new Jungle Rules album has resulted in major gains for the Moroccan rapper on this week’s R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart. His previously released track, “Unforgettable” with Swae Lee, has shot up the chart to land at #2, marking this week’s biggest gain. Montana’s “A Lie” featuring The Weeknd and Max B makes its debut at #10.

DJ Khaled is #1 this week with “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, while “I’m The One” follows not too far behind at #3.

Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj’s new single “Rake It Up” earns this week’s second biggest gain and Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is slowly gaining traction.

French Montana, The Weeknd & Max B Debut Big With “A Lie”

French Montana enters the chart at #10 with “A Lie” featuring The Weeknd and Max B, who is currently serving prison time in New Jersey. The Jungle Rules single has sold 14,550 following its release.

Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj’s “Rake It Up” Gains Big

Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj’s new single “Rake It Up” shot up the charts this week by 60 percent. The Mike WiLL Made-It-produced club anthem currently sits at #12.

With 12,099 units sold this week alone, compared to 7,542 last week, it looks like Gotti is on the way to securing another hit following 2015’s “Down In The DMs.” According to an Instagram post, the video has already been shot, and features Blac Chyna and Nicki racing a Lamborghini and Ferrari.

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow” Climbing Up The Charts

Cardi B is slowly climbing up with charts with her latest joint “Bodak Yellow” and lands at #17 this week. Cardi’s sales for the single jumped 38 percent with 9,803 units sold.

“Bodak Yellow” has been charting for a little over two months.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 07/20/2017

#1. DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” – 40,155 (277,918)

#2. French Montana f. Swae Lee  — “Unforgettable”  — 36,884 (272,384)

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

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

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

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

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

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

#9.  Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” – 21,774 (799,679)

#10. French Montana f. The Weeknd & Max B — “A Lie” — 14,550

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Kendrick Lamar Leads Pack at 2917 MTV Video Music Awards

Rapper Kendrick Lamar will lead the way at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards after scoring eight nominations.

His promo for “Humble.” will compete for the top honor Video the Year, against Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” “Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful,” “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller, and The Weeknd’s “Reminder.”

Kendrick, Bruno, and The Weeknd will also face f with Ariana Grande, Lorde, and Ed Sheeran for the new Artist the Year title, which replaces the previous Best Male Video and Best Female Video awards.

“Humble.” is also in the running for Best Hip Hop, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, and Best Choreography, too.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry and The Weeknd have picked up five nods apiece. Katy has been recognised for her “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit” videos, and The Weeknd for Reminder.

Another new category for this year’s prizegiving is Best Fight Against the System, which celebrates videos that inspire music fans to “to stand up and fight injustice”.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 27.

The full list nominees is:

Video the Year:

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

The Weeknd – Reminder

Artist the Year:

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

Best New Artist:

Khalid

Kodak Black

SZA

Young M.A.

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration:

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – Broccoli

The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – Closer

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels

Zayn and Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

Best Pop:

Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better

Ed Sheeran – Shape You

Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – Down

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm

Miley Cyrus – Malibu

Best Hip Hop:

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

Big Sean – Bounce Back

Chance the Rapper – Same Drugs

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – Broccoli

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad & Boujee

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m The One

Best Dance:

Zedd and Alessia Cara – Stay

Kygo x Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me

Calvin Harris – My Way

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MO – Cold Water

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Gone

Best Rock:

Coldplay – A Head Full Dreams

Fall Out Boy – Young And Menace

Twenty One Pilots – Heavydirtysoul

Green Day – Bang Bang

Foo Fighters – Run

Best Fight Against the System:

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – Black SpiderMan

The Hamilton Mixtape – Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)

Big Sean – Light

Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL

John Legend – Surefire

Best Cinematography:

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

Imagine Dragons – Thunder

Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak

Halsey – Now or Never

Best Direction:

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful

The Weeknd – Reminder

Best Art Direction:

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Katy Perry ft. Migos – Bon Appetit

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

The Weeknd – Reminder

Best Visual Effects:

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – iSpy

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm

Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times

Best Choreography:

Kanye West – Fade

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – Side To Side

Kendrick Lamar – Humble.

Sia – The Greatest

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – Down

Best Editing:

Future – Mask Off

Young Thug – Wyclef Jean

Lorde – Green Light

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer

The Weeknd – Reminder

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The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and more are nominated for the MTV VMAs 2017 – Dancing Astronaut

It looks like it’s that time the year again: the nominations are in for the 2017 . The lucky bunch were unveiled Instagram Live this afternoon, and voting has since begun.

Kendrick Lamar tops multiple categories, and unsurprisingly so, given the massive wave success that ensued after the release  DAMN. , but a few our favorites still made the 2017 list. Dance music dons , , and a few others are spread throughout the nominations.

Video the Year:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara “Scars To Show Your Beautiful”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller”Wild Thoughts”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

Artist the Year:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Arianna Grande
  • The Weeknd
  • Lorde

Best New Artist:

  • Khalid
  • Kodak Black
  • SZA
  • Young M.A.
  • Julia Michaels
  • Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration:

  • Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
  • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean “Feels”
  • Zayn and Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

Best Pop Video:

  • Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape You”
  • Harry Styles “Sign the Times”
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane “Down”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Miley Cyrus “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop Video:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Big Sean “Bounce Back”
  • Chance the Rapper “Same Drugs”
  • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”
  • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”

Best Dance Video:

  • Zedd and Alessia Cara “Stay”
  • Kygo and Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me”
  • Calvin Harris “My Way”
  • Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ “Cold Water”
  • Afrojack featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Gone”

Best Rock Video:

  • Coldplay “A Head Full Dreams”
  • Fall Out Boy “Young And Menace”
  • Twenty One Pilots “Heavydirtysoul”
  • Green Day “Bang Bang”
  • Foo Fighters “Run”

Best Fight Against The System:

  • Logic “Black SpiderMan”
  • The Hamilton Mixtape “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
  • Big Sean “Light”
  • Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • Taboo featuring Shailene Woodley “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
  • John Legend “Surefire”

Best Cinematography:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
  • Ed Sheeran “Castle on the Hill”
  • DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels “Nobody Speak”
  • Halsey “Now or Never” 

Best Direction:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

Best Art Direction:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Katy Perry featuring Migos “Bon Appetit”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

Best Visual Effects:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • A Tribe Called Quest “Dis Generation”
  • KYLE featuring Lil Yachty “iSpy”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Harry Styles “Sign the Times”

Best Choreography:

  • Kanye West “Fade”
  • Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj “Side to Side”
  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Sia “The Greatest”
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane “Down”

Best Editing:

  • Future “Mask Off”
  • Young Thug “Wyclef Jean”
  • Lorde “Green Light”
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and more are nominated for the MTV VMAs 2017 - Dancing Astronaut
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The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Are Here

New York, NY – The nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were unveiled on Tuesday (July 25) Instagram Live, an awards show first.

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations in categories like Artist the Year, Video the Year, Best Hip Hop and Best Cinematography. Pop princess Katy Perry and Canadian R&B luminary The Weeknd are tied for second with five nominations each.

The Best Hip Hop nominees include Kendrick Lamar (“HUMBLE.”), Big Sean (“Bounce Back”), Chance The Rapper (“Same Drugs”), D.R.A.M. with Lil Yachty (“Broccoli”), Migos with Lil Uzi Vert (“Bad & Boujee”) and DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne (“I’m The One”).

For the first time in MTV Video Music Awards history, the Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories have been combined into Video the Year, while a Best Fight Against The System category has also been added. The new category highlights videos that inspire viewers to “stand up and fight injustice,” and finds Logic’s “Black SpiderMan,” Big Sean’s “Light” and Taboo’s “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” up for the honor.

The 2017 Video Music Awards go down August 27 at 5 p.m. PST at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Check out the nominees below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth f. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris f. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. f. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill”
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Katy Perry f. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder” 

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry f. Migos – “Bon Appetit”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE f. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
Katy Perry f. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande f. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony f. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers f. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder” 

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Hip Hop Single Sales: JAY-Z's "4:44" Debuts In The Top 10

JAY-Z’s single “4:44” has made its debut on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales Charts at #10. Kendrick Lamar claims the #1 spot this week with “HUMBLE.,” and knocks out DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One” and 21 Savage debuts on the charts with his ISSA cut “Bank Account.”

JAY-Z “4:44” Cracks Top 10 & Whole Album Charts

The majority  4:44 is trending on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales Charts minus two cuts. The single “4:44” found its way to the #10 spot for the week ending on July 13, selling 17,144 units. “4:44” is followed by “The Story O.J.” (#12), “Bam” (#17) featuring Damian Marley, “Family Feud”(#30) featuring Beyoncé, “Kill Jay Z” (#43), “Caught There Eyes” (#60) featuring Frank Ocean and “Smile” (#80) featuring Hov’s mama Gloria Carter.

The album 4:44 itself debuted at #1.

Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” Ends DJ Khaled’s #1 Streak

DJ Khaled had the #1 spot in a choke hold for 10 straight weeks, alternating between “I’m The One” (#2) and “Wild Thoughts” (#3). But Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” sales increased by 31 percent this week and moved 46,498 units, putting an end to Khaled’s reign.

The Mike WiLL Made-It-produced single is currently inching towards a million in sales with 777,905 in total so far.

21 Savage Hits High On The Charts With “Bank Account”

Issa hit. 21 Savage’s song “Bank Account” is this week’s third highest debuting single, entering the charts at #16 and selling 11,791 units.

The single comes from 21’s debut album ISSA, which debuted this week at #2 right behind JAY-Z’s 4:44.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 07/13/2017

#1.  Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” – 46,498 (777,905)

#2. DJ Khaled f. Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper – “I’m The One” – 42,341 (857,251)

#3. DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” – 41,874 (237,763)

#4. Post Malone f. Quavo — “Congratulations” – 31,154 (673,598)

#5. Childish Gambino — “Redbone” — 29,237 (458,590)

#6. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – 26,294 (1,465,783)

#7. Khalid — “Location” —25,057 (412,048)

#8. French Montana f. Swae Lee  — “Unforgettable”  — 21,782 (235,500)

#9. Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels” — 21,782 (79,271)

#10. JAY-Z — “4:44” — 17,144

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