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Hip Hop Album Sales: Beyoncé & JAY-Z's "EVERYTHING IS LOVE" Debuts On Billboard 200

  

Hip Hop Album Sales: Beyoncé & JAY-Z's "EVERYTHING IS LOVE" Debuts On Billboard 200

The Carters' joint album, EVERYTHING IS LOVE, has made its first appearance on the Billboard 200, landing at #2. Meanwhile, XXXTENTATION's projects jumped up the chart in the wake of his murder, and Nas, Christina Aguilera, and Jay Rock's new projects all made their first appearances on the chart.

EVERYTHING IS LOVE Debuts At #2

The Carters have made their debut on the Billboard 200 this week with their joint album, EVERYTHING IS LOVE. While it still made a respectable showing at #2 - moving a total of 122,870 equivalent album units (69,695 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 73,239,130) - it was still kept out of the top spot by Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer.

EVERYTHING IS LOVE debuted lower than Jay-Z's 4:44 album and Beyounce's Lemonade album, both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album's lack of pre-promotion, Saturday release and brief exclusivity on TIDAL all impacted its first-week numbers - although Beyoncé already made clear how she felt about streaming numbers on the project.

XXXTENTATION Surges On The Chart

On Monday, June 18, XXXTENTATION was gunned down in Florida, and died at the age of 20. Just one week after his murder, his second studio album ? has spiked on the chart, placing firmly at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 93,820 equivalent album units (8,554 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 116,344,730).

The rapper's debut album, 17, also saw a major increase, landing at #7 with 55,125 in equivalent album units (3,546 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 72,532,706). X's Revenge project also currently sits at #30 on the Billboard 200.

All three of the projects saw surges of around 400% since last week.

Nas, Christina Aguilera & Jay Rock's Albums Debut
The NYC legend's latest album, NASIR, made its debut at #5 on the charts, earning Nas his 12th Top 10 album. His prior studio album, Life is Good, debuted at #1.
Christina Aguilera is back in the Top 10 with her latest studio offering, Liberation. The album, which features GoldLink, Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, moved 68,176 in equivalent album units in its first week.
Jay Rock's latest, Redemption, makes a solid debut at #13, with 32,633 in equivalent album units.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/21/2018

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. The Carters - EVERYTHING IS LOVE - #2 - 122,870 (69,695) [73,239,130]
  2. XXXTENTACION - ? - #3 - 93,820 (8,554) [116,344,730]
  3. Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys - #4 - 82,489 (8,566) [99,146,424]
  4. Nas - NASIR - #5 - 76,637 (48,940) [39,211,866]
  5. XXXTENTACION - 17 - #7 - 55,125 (3,546) [72,532,706]
  6. Juice WRLD - Goodbye & Good Riddance - #8 - 43,344 (1,139) [60,157,673]
  7. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy - #9 - 42,959 (2,988) [51,422,990]
  8. Kanye West - ye - #11 - 36,841 (5,808) [44,948,113]
  9. Jay Rock - Redemption - #13 - 32,633 (9,101) [33,578,489]
  10. KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS - #14 - 31,533 (8,022) [34,531,583]


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