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PnB Rock’s TrapStar Turnt PopStar has become the highest-charting album of his career. The double LP cracked the Top 5, debuting at No. 4 after selling more than 40,000 total album equivalent units.

Elsewhere, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap slipped out of the Top 10 for the first time since it re-entered the Billboard 200 following his March 31 death. However, fellow West Coast rhymer ScHoolboy Q’s CrasH Talk remained in the Top 10 after premiering at No. 3 last week.

Other notable chart movement included Post Malone, Drake, Juice WRLD, DaBaby and Lizzo’s respective projects improving their positions from last week. Megan Thee Stallion also made her Billboard 200 debut with 2018’s Tina Snow.

PnB Rock Hits No. 4

PnB Rock secured his best-charting project with the release of TrapStar Turnt PopStar. The double LP debuted at No. 4, steamrolling past his previous peak of No. 17.

The Atlantic Records artist achieved his new chart standard by selling 42,020 units. Streaming made up the majority of PnB Rock’s strong performance though; he only sold 1,870 copies in terms of pure album sales.

ScHoolboy Q Maintains Top 10 Spot

ScHoolBoy Q’s CrasH Talk experienced a slight slip in its second week on the chart but held on to a Top 10 spot. After its initial No. 3 entry, Q’s album settled in at No. 7.

CrasH Talk moved 32,690 units this time around with 2,545 of those coming from pure album sales. The admirable effort follows a strong first week for Q, who racked up more than 80,000 units in his first week on the Billboard 200 in 2019.

Megan Thee Stallion Charts For 1st Time

Almost a full year since its release, Megan Thee Stallion’s Tina Snow EP made its chart debut. The rising star’s project reached No. 167 for her first-ever entry on the Billboard 200.

The chart emergence of Tina Snow would appear to bode well for Megan’s FEVER album, which is due out this Friday (May 17). Her upcoming debut LP will be her first full-length release for 300 Entertainment.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 05/09/2019

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. 3 — 49,266 (5,442) [56,745,292]
2. PnB Rock — TrapStar Turnt PopStar — No. 4 — 42,020 (1,870) [55,206,197]
3. ScHoolboy Q — CrasH Talk — No. 7 — 32,690 (2,545) [39,270,144]
4. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 9 — 28,375 (1,313) [36,632,566]
5. Juice WRLD — Death Races For Love — No. 10 — 28,033 (394) [42,683,623]
6. Drake — Scorpion — No. 11 — 27,462 (1,728) [34,070,082]
7. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 13 — 25,581 (149) [37,606,336]
8. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 14 — 25,352 (215) [35,052,626]
9. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 15 — 25,177 (3,311) [26,374,257]
10. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap — No. 16 — 24,418 (2,676) [28,393,044]

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