Hip Hop’s chart dominance took a dip in the latest Billboard 200. New albums from Madonna (No. 1), Bruce Springsteen (No. 2) and Bastille (No. 5) ruled the week while no rapper was able to debut in the Top 25.

Lil Keed’s Long Live Mexico ended up being Hip Hop’s best debut of the week, coming in at No. 26. Further down, GoldLink’s Diaspora cracked the Top 80 at No. 77.

Arguably the biggest development of the week was Future’s SAVE ME experiencing a dramatic drop. After entering the chart at No. 5, the EP fell out of the Top 40 to No. 41. Meanwhile, Polo G’s Die A Legend continued to be a surprisingly strong performer by maintaining its spot in the Top 10.

Future’s EP Drastically Falls

Last week, Future had the best-charting Hip Hop release on the Billboard 200. But this time around, the Freebandz leader’s SAVE ME EP tumbled all the way down out of the Top 40.

Future’s latest work fell to No. 41 after moving 13,665 total album equivalent units. The seven-track project previously debuted at No. 5 off the strength of 41,529 units sold.

Polo G Proves He’s No Fluke

Polo G’s first studio album Die A Legend followed up its No. 6 debut with another good performance. The Columbia Records artist settled in at No. 7 in his second week on the chart.

Once again, the “Pop Out” creator leaned heavily on the strength of his streaming numbers. Polo G only sold 218 copies in terms of pure album sales but ended up with a tally of 28,683 total units.

Lil Keed Earns Hip Hop’s Top Debut Of The Week

A relatively quiet release schedule allowed Lil Keed to secure the top-charting debut among rappers this week. The 300 Entertainment signee reached No. 26 after racking up 17,486 total units.

The Young Thug protege’s closest competition was GoldLink, whose Diaspora album entered the chart at No. 77. Keed’s LP marks another example of the increased emphasis on streaming, selling just 267 copies in pure album sales.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/13/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of 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. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 6 — 37,061 (5,726) [40,135,186]
2. Polo G — Die A Legend — No. 7 — 28,683 (218) [43,126,130]
3. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 8 — 28,316 (448) [39,837,274]
4. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 9 — 27,203 (3,358) [27,978,896]
5. Drake — Scorpion — No. 11 — 25,554 (807) [32,859,060]
6. DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd — No. 14 — 24,426 (1,814) [28,182,628]
7. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 15 — 24,016 (1,194) [30,983,412]
8. Tyler, The Creator — IGOR — No. 17 — 21,565 (600) [29,557,796]
9. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 20 — 19,533 (149) [28,463,853]
10. Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 22 — 18,965 (877) [24,257,078]

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