Numbers On The Board: A Tribe Called Quest Reappears In The Billboard 200

03.30.16 2 years ago
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The passing of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest last Wednesday caused mourning across the hip-hop world, with acts like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, and even the cast of Hamilton paying tribute. As music lovers reminisced about the fallen rapper, two ATCQ albums reappeared in the Billboard 200 for the week ending March 24. The Anthology, a 1999 greatest hits album, slots in at no. 109, while the seminal The Low End Theory appears at no. 121.

In other news, Rihanna’s ANTI has been dethroned from its top position by the debut of Gwen Stefani’s This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Rihanna’s eighth album falls to no. 3 with 52,471 total album equivalent units, down three percent. Unlike last week, ANTI stands alone as the only hip-hop or R&B album in the Billboard 200’s Top 10 sellers.

Two such notable albums falling out of the Top 10 include Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered., which plummets from no. 5 to no. 16 with 20,580 units, while Kevin Gates’ Islah drops two spots to no. 11 with 26,734 units.

Here are the 10 best selling hip-hop or R&B albums in the Billboard 200 for the week ending March 24, determined by total album equivalent units. Pure album sales are in parentheses.

3. Rihanna – ANTI – 52,471 (16,630)
11. Kevin Gates – Islah – 26,734 (9,373)
12. Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 25,987 (6,654)
13. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness – 25,233 (8,464)
14. G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out – 22,940 (4,308)
16. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered – 20,580 (13,009)
18. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 18,425 (3,631)
20. Flo Rida – My House – 17,365 (1,613)
22. Future – EVOL – 16,073 (2,627)
26. Future – DS2 – 15,180 (2,560)

As for the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna’s “Work” tops the chart for the sixth time. Other hip-hop or R&B songs in the Top 10 include Flo Rida’s “My House,” which returns to its peak position at no. 4, and G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself & I,” holding at no. 7 for the fourth week in a row.

(Via Billboard)

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