A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie secured the highest spot on Billboard 200 for the primary time in his profession. The Atlantic Records artist’s Hoodie SZN reached No. 1 after spending the earlier two weeks behind 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was. 21 didn’t slip a lot although, flipping spots with A Boogie with a No. 2.
Elsewhere on the chart, Hip Hop continued to dominate the Top 10. Meek Mill, Post Malone, Drake, Travis Scott and Kodak Black maintained their strangleholds on the chart whereas rising artists reminiscent of Blueface and YNW Melly managed to search out their means onto the Top 200.
A Boogie Reaches No. 1
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie earned the primary No. 1 album of his profession, surpassing 21 Savage for the highest spot. The Bronx native’s Hoodie SZN moved 58,341 whole album equal models, edging out 21’s 55,719 models moved.
Although 21 bought rather more by way of pure album gross sales (2,804 copies in comparison with A Boogie’s 823), A Boogie’s streaming numbers allowed him to dethrone Slaughter Gang rhymer. The co-owner of Highbridge The Label racked up greater than 83 million streams, making up for his comparatively modest album gross sales.
Prior to Hoodie SZN, A Boogie’s finest performing undertaking was his debut album, The Bigger Artist. The LP peaked at No. four in 2017.
R. Kelly Returns To Chart Amid Controversy
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R. Kelly has reportedly threatened to sue the Lifetime Television Network for the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series that premieres on Thursday (January 3). According to TMZ, the R&B star wants the series pulled or he will take legal action. Attorney Brian Nix, who fired off a legal letter, alleges Surviving R. Kelly is brimming with lies. Nix plans to file a federal lawsuit Thursday if the network airs the show. Over the past year, Kelly has been accused of running a sex cult and having several inappropriate sexual relationships, all of which he’s denied. Follow @RealStreetRadio for more on this, and log on to RealStreetRadio.com for Hip Hop & More!
The elevated scrutiny dealing with R. Kelly resulting from Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series hasn’t stopped folks from listening to his music. Despite the outrage, an RCA Records compilation of his work titled Essential R. Kelly managed to make its means onto the Billboard 200.
The 35-track compilation reached No. 144 by promoting 6,832 whole album equal models. The undertaking, which was launched in 2014, contains a few of Kelly’s greatest hits reminiscent of “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition (Remix).”
Blueface & YNW Melly Crack Top 200
Just a few Hip Hop up-and-comers discovered their means onto Billboard 200 throughout a comparatively quiet week. More than six months after its launch, Blueface’s Famous Cryp made its chart debut at No. 162. YNW Melly’s I Am You, which dropped final August, additionally snuck into the Top 200 at No. 192. The meme-friendly Blueface moved 6,374 models whereas Melly secured a complete of 5,680.
The two could have lucked out because of the sluggish launch schedule in early January, but it surely’s nonetheless a noteworthy accomplishment for the newcomers. Their initiatives every attained over 9 million streams for the week, which is spectacular contemplating how way back they have been launched.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 01/10/2019
Note: The first quantity under is that this week’s “whole album equal models” depend, 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 offered in daring in parenthesis and details about every album’s streaming depend is offered in brackets.
1. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 1 — 58,341 (823) [83,023,006]
2. 21 Savage — I Am > I Was — No. 2 — 55,719 (2,804) [74,290,232]
three. Meek Mill — Championships — No. four — 46,386 (1,534) [59,122,941]
four. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 5 — 42,989 (four,679) [50,799,968]
5. Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 6 — 41,148 (2,581) [51,781,966]
6. Drake — Scorpion — No. eight — 40,786 (three,119) [50,160,149]
7. Kodak Black — Dying To Live — No. 9 — 38,512 (613) [53,780,461]
eight. Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 13 — 27,252 (483) [41,663,452]
9. Cardi B — Invasion Of Privacy — No. 14 — 26,192 (2,087) [31,321,330]
10. YoungBoy Never Broke Again — Realer — No. 15 — 26,165 (403) [38,138,072]