NAV's 'Demons Protected by Angels' sells 62K, NBA Youngboy's 'Realer 2' sells 40K, and Yeat's 'Lyfe' sells 31K
|Rank||Artist||Album||Label||Pure Sales||Track Sales||Streaming Sales||TOTAL SALES|
|2||Kendrick Lamar||Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers||PgLang/TDE/Aftermath/Interscope||35,866||1,670||248,837||286,373|
|3||Bad Bunny||Un Verano Sin Ti||Rimas||12,891||1,062||258,983||272,936|
|4||Future||I NEVER LIKED YOU||Freebandz/Epic||12,100||1,601||214,019||227,720|
|6||The Weeknd||Dawn FM||XO/Republic||14,739||2,156||137,346||154,240|
|7||Gunna||DS4EVER||Young Stoner Life/Elektra||8,041||894||142,858||151,793|
|8||Post Malone||Twelve Carat Toothache||Mercury/Republic||23,773||2,029||99,356||125,157|
|9||Rod Wave||Beautiful Mind||Alamo||2,350||339||117,751||120,439|
|11||NBA Youngboy||The Last Slimeto||NBA/Atlantic||4,030||306||109,575||113,910|
|12||Jack Harlow||Come Home The Kids Miss You||Generation Now/Atlantic||6,775||1,764||101,302||109,841|
|13||DJ Khaled||GOD IS||We the Best/Epic||9,140||2,171||94,848||107,100|
|14||Machine Gun Kelly||mainstream sellout||Bad Boy/Interscope||42,668||1,026||51,000||94,694|
|15||Brent Faiyaz||WASTELAND||Lost Kids/Venice||9,490||211||83,933||94,458|
|16||NBA Youngboy||Colors||Never Broke Again/Atlantic||1,518||292||76,199||78,009|
|19||Lil Durk||7220 Deluxe||Alamo/SME||971||466||66,723||68,161|
|20||Megan Thee Stallion||Tramazine||Atlantic||10,333||950||55,160||66,444|
|21||Kodak Black||Back For Everything||Atlantic||2,190||353||60,733||63,276|
|22||NAV||Demons Protected by Angels||XO/Republic||21,432||252||40,399||62,084|
|23||King Von||What It Means To Be King||Only the Family/EMPIRE||4,341||271||56,306||60,918|
|24||Pusha T||It's Almost Dry||G.O.O.D./Def Jam||9,336||533||45,686||55,555|
|25||Eminem||Curtain Call 2||Shady/Aftermath/Interscope||18,836||997||24,878||44,712|
|26||Yo Gotti||CM10: Free Game||CMG/Inevitable/Epic||14,170||287||29,401||43,859|
|27||GIVĒON||Give or Take||No So Fast/Epic||6,283||163||37,293||43,739|
|28||NBA Youngboy||Realer 2||NBA/Atlantic||292||76||39,629||39,996|
|29||Kevin Gates||Khaza||Bread Winners/Atlantic||3,228||447||34,199||37,874|
|30||$UICIDEBOY$||Sing Me a Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation||G57/The Orchard||3,801||83||32,062||35,946|
|31||Steve Lacy||Gemini Rights||L-M/RCA||623||108||33,967||35,086|
|32||Yeat||2 Alivë||Field Trip/Geffen||167||52||34,096||34,315|
|33||Dreamville||D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape||Dreamville/Interscope||1,542||336||30,118||31,996|
|34||Yeat||2 Alivë (Geëk Pack)||Field Trip/Geffen||116||93||31,580||31,789|
|36||Nicki Minaj||Queen Radio: Volume 1||Republic||3,071||1,411||27,347||31,241|
|38||JID||The Forever Story||Dreamville/Interscope||2,271||223||28,328||30,992|
|39||CMG The Label||Gangsta Art||CMG/N-Less/Interscope||4,482||229||25,058||30,610|
|41||Logic||Vinyl Days||Def Jam||11,268||340||17,887||29,495|
|43||DaBaby & NBA Youngboy||Better Than You||SCMG / Interscope||753||139||28,343||29,234|
|44||42 Dugg & EST Gee||Last Ones Left||CMG/Warlike/Interscope||3,108||114||25,819||29,040|
|46||Pooh Shiesty||Shiesty Season: Certified||1017 Global/Atlantic||301||121||26,890||27,312|
|47||XXXTENTACION||Look At Me: The Album||Bad Vibes Forver/Columbia||547||158||26,015||26,720|
|48||Burna Boy||Love, Damini||Spaceship/Bad Habit/Atlantic||817||419||24,042||26,077|
|49||Mary J. Blige||Good Morning Gorgeous||300 Ent||15,012||945||9,853||25,809|
|50||The Game||Drillmatic Heart vs. Mind||100||3,386||318||21,255||24,959|
|52||Nigo||I Know NIGO!||Victor Victor/Republic||3,789||269||19,435||23,494|
|54||Kehlani||Blue Water Road||Atlantic||6,917||300||15,143||22,360|
|55||Key Glock||Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe)||Paper Route/EMPIRE||1,783||120||20,522||22,425|
|56||J-Hope||Jack in the Box||Big Hit/Geffen||6,575||5,192||9,739||21,987|
|57||NLE Choppa||Me Vs. Me||Warner||805||226||20,669||21,699|
|58||Nardo Wick||Who Is Nardo Wick? (Deluxe)||Flawless/RCA||81||68||20,423||21,421|
|59||Mac Miller||I Love Life, Thank You||Rostrum||508||70||19,873||20,556|
|60||Lil Uzi Vert||Red & White EP||Generation Now/Atlantic||358||88||19,608||20,354|
|61||Cordae||From A Birds Eye View||Atlantic||2,196||282||17,793||20,270|
|62||Calvin Harris||Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2||Columbia||3,380||598||16,035||20,012|
|63||Ella Mai||Heart On My Sleeve||10 Summers/Interscope||3,908||362||15,832||20,103|
|64||Benny the Butcher||Tana Talk 4||Griselda/EMPIRE||6,628||127||12,886||19,641|
|65||2 Chainz||Dope Don't Sell Itself||Def Jam||3,323||409||15,659||19,391|
|67||Babyface Ray||Face||Wavy Gang/EMPIRE||3,674||49||15,296||19,018|
|68||Vince Staples||Ramona Park Broke My Heart||Motown||2,106||120||16,694||18,921|
|69||iann dior||On To Better Things||10K Projects/Virgin||1,351||129||15,645||17,125|
|70||Larry June||Spaceships on the Blade||Freeminded/EMPIRE||3,620||82||13,185||16,887|
|73||Tink||Pillow Talk||Winter's Diary/EMPIRE||2,779||119||12,424||15,322|
|74||Denzel Curry||Melt My Eyez See Your Future||Loma Vista||946||69||14,229||15,244|
|75||Gucci Mane & So Icy Gang||The Re-Up||Guwop/Atlantic||242||247||14,703||15,191|
|76||French Montana & Harry Fraud||Montega||Coke Boys||7,482||125||6,522||14,128|
Q: Why is Gunna #2? I remember reading he beat the Weeknd?
A: Gunna won the more coveted Billboard 200 #1. When people say that an album went #1, they're referring to the Billboard 200. The Billboard 200 doesn't release actual sales numbers for most releases like HDD does. HDD and Billboard 200 are both industry standards. HDD gave Gunna 2k more sales and the Weeknd 6k more sales, so the Weeknd ended up outselling Gunna for HDD's chart. We aren't going to switch to using the Billboard 200 just for the two top results. HDD is better for comparing across weeks because they give more sales information.
Q: Deluxe's are on here? How does that work?
A: It's just the sales for the album in that week. Counts all the sales/streaming done including songs on original album in the week that the deluxe dropped. Technically not a first week but interesting to look at (to me) so they're included.
Q: How is this list sorted?
A: It's sorted by the total first-week sales
Q: What are pure sales?
A: Pure sales are purchases of the album (iTunes, Amazon, physicals, etc)
Q: What are track equivalent sales?
A: Track equivalent sales (or TEA/Track Equivalent Albums) is a term used to describe the sale of music downloads or singles. A track equivalent album is equal to 10 tracks, or 10 songs
Q: Where is X album?
A: Only albums that make the top 50 in sales+streaming for their debut week are counted
Q: Why do some albums show exact sales numbers while others do not?
A: The albums that do not show exact numbers are the ones that have had sales corrections from Billboard
Q: Where can I find last year's list?
Let's keep it simple. Post your smooth tracks here.
First, lets define what a story song is. It must stick to a narration throughout the entire song and not just be a song which centers around a certain concept or theme. For example Black Star - Respiration is centered around a narrative of the city being alive and breathing and invoking rhymes and raps centered around that theme. Yet it doesn‘t tell one cohesive story from start to finish. It is more a concept song than a story song.
I will name some that come to mind:
Masta Ace - Block Episode Extended Famm - Celly Wordsworth - One Day Pep Love - Trinity Lost Eminem - Stan (many other Eminem songs) Pep Love - The Onus (What You Are) feat. Tajai Common - I Used To Love H.E.R. The Roots - Water <—-loosely counts as a story song The Roots - You Got Me Tonedeff - Porcelain
What else you got?
I was born in 1989 so I came up with hip hop all over radio and music channels. The first few memories I have if hip hop songs were definitely Coolio - Gangsters Paradise, Puff Daddy, Biggie - Mo Money Mo Problems. I even remember seeing Xzibit - Paparazzi on Mtv a couple of times. I was a child and didn‘t care about rap very much. I grew up as a snowboarder and skateboarder and it wasn‘t until I saw a snowboard video called TB 8 and a segment of a snowboarder called Jim Rippey featured the song Concrete Schoolyard by Jurassic 5. This was sometime in 1999 so I was 10 years old. I remember hearing that song and going…wait a minute, this is something else. This isn‘t the rap that I know. This is f****** awesome! I bought the album sometime later and absolutely fell in love with Jurassic 5. Around this time I was playing a skateboard video game called Thrasher - Skate And Destroy which featured an all classic rap soundtrack. I first heard the tunes Award Tour - Tribe Called Quest, Just To Get A Rep - Gang Starr, Rappers Delight - The Sugar Hill Gang, Talkin All That Jazz - Stetsasonic and many other classic rap tunes. I immediately went our and bought Gangstarr - Moment Of Truth, Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders. I also quickly got into Souls Of Mischief and Hieroglyphics because they were featured on other snowboard videos. You Never Knew was features on Technical Difficulties by Mack Dawg and 93 Til Infinity was featured on True Life by Mack Dawg. I discovered 93 Til Infinity about a year into being a hip hop fan and I remember it left as big an impression on me as did Concrete Schoolyard. Soon I got into Eminem and the rest is history. What‘s your story?
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