Hip Hop Album Sales: The Game, Future & Drake (News)

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Game, Future & Drake

The Game’s “The Documentary 2” debuts on the chart.

The Game debuts at the #2 position with The Documentary 2. Selena Gomez took the top spot on this week’s Billboard Top 200 chart with Revival. Projects from The Weeknd, Fetty Wap and Drake and Future are all in the Top 10 overall on the chart.

The Game Documents Another Charting Project

The Game’s debut album, The Documentary, was the #1 album in the country upon its release in 2005. The project sold nearly 600,000 copies its first week. A decade later, the Compton, California rapper does not have the backing of G-Unit, Aftermath and Interscope, but still managed to sell 95,450 album equivalent units with The Documentary 2. The project saw 11,530,769 streams.

Fetty Wap Keeps Selling

Fetty Wap’s eponymous album remains at the #4 position this week. The album sold 53,333 units. The rapper-singer has four songs in the top 20 of the R&B & Hip Hop digital single sales charts.

Drake & Future Chart With Collab & Solo Projects

Drake and Future’s What a Time to Be Alive lands at the #5 position on this week’s chart with 48,839 units, a 17 percent drop from last week. The project saw 39,299,425 streams. Both rappers also reached the Top 20 with their respective solo albums. Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 holds the #15 spot. Drake’s If Youre Reading This Its Too Late is #20 for the second week in a row.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 10/15/2015

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.

#2 The Game – The Documentary 2 – 95,450 (83,171) [11,530,769]

#3 The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 76,517 (27,426) [31,844,598]

#4 Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 53,333 (16,380) [30,482,648]

#5 Drake & Future – What a Time to Be Alive – 48,839 (15,615) [39,299,425]

#8 Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 30,433 (27,911) [1,948,417]

#15 Future – Dirty Sprite 2 – 19,775 (5,771) [15,521,453]

#20 Drake – If Youre Reading This Its Too Late – 17,455 (4,502) [15,314,025]

#24 Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 15,767 (7,136) [10,548,493]

#28 J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 13,213 (4,074) [10,375,452]

#31 Travi$ Scott – Rodeo – 12,317 (3,644) [8,806,693]

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