Hip Hop Album Sales: Future Keeps 2 Projects In Top 5 Of Billboard 200

On this week’s Billboard 200 chart, Ed Sheeran takes the crown with the debut of his Divide album, but Future’s presence remains strong. Migos and The Weeknd help round out the Top 10 with Big Sean’s I Decided. following closely behind.

Future’s 2 Albums Remain High On Chart

Future made history last week with the debut of his HNDRXX album making him the first artist to have two straight albums land at the #1 position on the Billboard 200. This week, FUTURE lands at #4 with 51,951 equivalent album units, 7,890 album sales and 59 million streams. HNDRXX follows right behind at #5 with 48,974 total sales, a 59 percent drop from its first week. It pushed 8,128 albums and was streamed 56 million times in this sales cycle.

Big Sean Drifts Out Of Top 10

Big Sean’s I Decided. album lands at #11, a 14 percent drop with 33,427 equivalent album units. The project pushed 5,538 albums and was streamed 36 million times. The project debuted at #1 upon its release in February and this is its first time out of the Top 10.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/09/2017

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.

#3 Bruno Mars — 24K Magic — 64,988 (31,358) [28,110,129]

#4 Future — Future — 51,951 (7,890) [59,296,083]

#5 Future — HNDRXX — 48,974 (8,128) [56,274,505]

#6 Migos — Culture — 43,954 (2,915) [53,820,146]

#7 The Weeknd — Starboy — 42,120 (9,934) [38,868,128]

#9 Khalid — American Teen — 37,167 (12,225) [33,068,189]

#11 Big Sean — I Decided. — 33,427 (5,538) [36,049,472]

#12 Post Malone — Stoney — 27,813 (2,334) [34,576,918]

#16 Drake – VIEWS  — 22,237 (3,515) [25,814,466]

#18 Rihanna — Anti — 21,507 (3,725) [19,096,824]

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