Numbers On The Board: D.R.A.M., Solange And The Weeknd Continue To Lead Billboard Charts

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After Solange‘s A Seat at the Table debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week, the singer’s third studio album fell to no. 6 on the chart. However, the critically acclaimed release maintained its position atop Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums charts, just ahead of Lemonade, her sister Beyonce‘s former no. 1 album.

Meanwhile, Drake‘s Views tied its lowest chart position during its 24 weeks on the Billboard 200 with a no. 4 finish. The 13-time no. 1 album last finished at no. 4 on the chart for the tracking week ending September 1.

Here are the 10 best-selling hip-hop or R&B albums on the Billboard 200 for the week ending October 13, determined by total equivalent album units. Pure album sales are in parentheses, with total streams in brackets.

4. Drake – Views – 42,861 (6,149) [47,915,112]
5. Suicide Squad: The Album – 37,462 (12,198) [19,492,069]
6. Solange — A Seat at the Table — 34,116 (15,412) [25,635,106]
12. Travi$ Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight – 21,943 (1,784) [27,767,980]
15. Rihanna – ANTI – 19,667 (3,579) [19,947,946]
18. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo – 17,760 (1) [24,209,144]
30. Beyonce — Lemonade — 14,976 (10,287) [1,162,606]
31. DJ Khaled — Major Key — 14,040 (2,952) [12,276,968]
32. Chance The Rapper — Coloring Book — 13,925 (0) [20,888,092]
33. Frank Ocean – Blonde – 13,644 (2,460) [16,776,460]

Albums aside, The Weeknd‘s “Starboy” and D.R.AM.‘s “Broccoli” continued their success as the hot tracks maintained their positions at no. 2 and no. 6 on the Hot 100, respectively. Additionally, “Starboy” topped both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B songs charts for the third consecutive week. “Broccoli” topped the Hot Rap Songs chart for a sixth week, ahead of D.R.AM.’s forthcoming debut album, Big Baby D.R.AM.

(Via Billboard 200, Hot 100)

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