6LACK made an enormous splash on the most recent Billboard 200 chart, securing a No. three debut together with his sophomore undertaking East Atlanta Love Letter. While Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty was the most important debut of the week at No. 1, 6LACK reached new heights in his profession and solely trailed Eminem within the Hip Hop class.
As for Slim Shady, his shock album Kamikaze continued to rack up large numbers whereas sustaining the No. 2 spot for the second week in a row. Elsewhere within the Top 5, Drake’s Scorpion and Travis Scott’s Astroworld gave Hip Hop a big presence on the chart.
The different notable debut for the week was YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s 4Respect 4Freedom 4Loyalty 4WhatImportant, which was in a position to land within the Top 15.
6LACK Scores Top 5 Debut
6LACK’s East Atlanta Love Letter skyrocketed previous his breakthrough undertaking FREE 6LACK, which peaked at No. 34, by hitting No. three in its first week on the chart. The rapping and singing twin menace was in a position to take action by transferring 76,807 complete album equal items. 20,227 of them got here from pure album gross sales.
East Atlanta Love Letter’s launch additionally reignited some curiosity in FREE 6LACK. 6LACK’s debut undertaking returned to the chart at No. 181 with a modest 5,351 complete album equal items.
Eminem Maintains Hold On No. 2 Spot
Paul McCartney was in a position to knock Eminem off the highest spot final week, however Slim Shady nonetheless has a lot of traction on the Billboard 200. Em’s Kamikaze remained at No. 2 for the second week in a row, solely trailing Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty album.
In its third week on the chart, Kamikaze was in a position to transfer 102,993 items, 43,545 of which got here from pure album gross sales. While Em’s star energy absolutely performed the most important function in his gross sales, the continued feud with Machine Gun Kelly has supplied some further promo too.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again Cracks Top 15
Despite being a glorified a compilation of EPs, YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s 4Respect 4Freedom 4Loyalty 4WhatImportant debuted at No. 14 within the newest Billboard 200. The undertaking mixed the beforehand launched 4Respect, 4Freedom and 4Loyalty EPs with some new tracks billed because the 4WhatImportant part.
Earlier this month, YoungBoy’s 4Respect was in a position to peak at No. 19 by itself. His most up-to-date launch offers him three Top 20 charting tasks in 2018, which incorporates his main label debut Until Death My Call Name that topped out at No. 7.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 9/20/2018
Note: The first quantity beneath is that this week’s “complete album equal items” rely, an intersection of album gross sales, single gross sales, and streams applied by Billboard’s new score system. A pure album gross sales determine is out there in daring in parenthesis and details about every album’s streaming rely is out there in brackets.
1. Eminem — Kamikaze — No. 2 — 102,993 (43,545) [77,108,822]
2. 6LACK — East Atlanta Love Letter — No. three — 76,807 (20,227) [72,656,159]
three. Drake — Scorpion — No. four — 67,567 (three,154) [85,624,112]
four. Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 5 — 61,877 (1,210) [81,439,673]
5. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 6 — 47,097 (three,128) [58,982,460]
6. Nicki Minaj — Queen — No. 9 — 36,224 (2,763) [45,920,950]
7. Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 10 — 36,155 (641) [56,019,923]
eight. Mac Miller — Swimming — No. 12 — 33,zero43 (four,957) [36,874,173]
9. XXXTENTACION — ? — No. 13 — 31,537 (1,440) [47,315,809]
10. YoungBoy Never Broke Again — 4Respect 4Freedom 4Loyalty 4WhatImportant — No. 14 — 30,508 (795) [41,319,660]