Numbers On The Board: Travi$ Scott’s ‘Birds In The Trap’ Is No. 1 Rap Album For Second Straight Week

By: 09.21.16

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Travi$ Scott scored his first no. 1 Billboard 200 album with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight last week, but wasn’t able to maintain its status as the rapper’s sophomore studio album fell to no. 6 for the week ending September 15. However, Birds in the Trap did spend its second straight week atop the sales-only Billboard Rap Albums chart.

Elsewhere in the Billboard 200, Drake’s Views rose one spot to no. 2 thanks to 63.8 million total streams. Suicide Squad: The Album continued its strong showing on the chart — it spent two straight weeks at no. 1 in August — by moving one notch up to no. 3.

Here are the 10 best-selling hip-hop or R&B albums on the Billboard 200 for the week ending September 15, determined by total equivalent album units. Pure album sales are in parentheses, with total streams in brackets.

2. Drake – Views – 58,603 (8,366) [63,802,371]
3. Suicide Squad: The Album – 51,8217 (18,786) [25,871,800]
6. Travi$ Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight – 37,701 (12,661) [35,887,741]
13. Frank Ocean – Blonde – 27,561 (9,672) [26,834,896]
14. Rihanna – ANTI – 26,003 (4,646) [25,548,858]
15. Beyonce — Lemonade — 22,719 (15,718) [1,663,754]
20. DJ Khaled – Major Key – 19,144 (4,131) [16,911,959]
21. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo – 19,114 (0) [24,298,258]
29. Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 13,991 (9,857) [16,289,621]
31. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book – 13,485 (0) [20,228,759]

OVO Season is scheduled to return next week as Drake’s Views is projected to finish at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 after seven weeks away from the top spot. Mac Miller’s The Divine Feminine could debut as high as no. 3.

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