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Hip Hop & R&B Album Sales: Lil Skies Debuts Strong & Bruno Mars Makes Major Jump

New York City, NY – A few interesting developments have emerged from the Billboard Top 200 albums chart this week, with Bruno Mars and Travis Scott/Quavo all recording impressive numbers for the week ending January 11.

Elsewhere, Lil Skies’ latest project had a solid debut while all of last week’s Top 10 suffered a decline in sales.

Bruno Mars Jumps 75% With Cardi B’s Help

Bruno Mars’ 2016 studio album, 24K Magic, jumps 11 places to #4 this week following the release of the project’s latest single, “Finesse,” and its accompanying remix with Cardi B. Billboard states that for tracking purposes, “the remix is merged with the original version and contributes to the SEA and TEA units of the song’s parent album.” The #4 spot is the album’s highest-ranking position in eight months. During the seven days leading to January 11, the LP moved 36,524 total album equivalent units, a 75% increase on the 20,913 total album equivalent units moved the week before.

Lil Skies Debuts Strong At #23

Lil Skies’ latest, Life Of A Dark Rose, debuts at #23 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week after moving 16,664 total album equivalent units, even with a shorter sales window since the project dropped on January 10. The 19-year-old from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania released the 14-track mixtape – which features the heavily streamed “Red Roses” – via All We Got Ent/Atlantic Records.

The rising rapper also came through #DXLive last week.

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Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho Is Most-Streamed Album

Travis Scott & Quavo’s recently released collaborative LP, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, is the most streamed album on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week. Despite suffering a 17% decrease in total album equivalent units, the project achieved a streaming count of 44,841,108 during the seven days leading to January 11. The closest album to rival the duo’s LP is Post Malone’s Stoney, which garnered a streaming count of 44,310,482 during the same time frame, after 57 weeks on the chart.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 01/11/2017

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.

  1. G-Eazy – The Beautiful & Damned – #3 – 37,733 (4,678) [41,514,137]
  1. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – #4 – 36,524 (5,594) [30,398,882]
  1. Post Malone – Stoney – #5 – 36,516 (3,418) [44,310,482]
  1. Eminem – Revival – #7 – 36,276 (15,647) [23,947,956]
  1. Kendrick Lamar – #8 – 35,317 (8,708) [34,169,922]
  1. Huncho Jack (Travis Scott & Quavo) – Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho – #9 – 32,172 (1,601) [44,841,108]
  1. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2 – #11 – 29,045 (1,212) [39,346,212]
  1. Khalid – American Teen– #13 – 25,999 (4,158) [28,130,585]
  1. Chris Brown – Heartbreak On A Full Moon– #14 – 21,639 (1,514) [27,957,686]
  1. Kodak Black – Project Baby 2 – 20,390 (278) [28,480,149]
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