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The Weeknd at the Juno Awards  in  Canada this year

16 November 2015

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Weeknd, Fetty Wap & Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd and Fetty Wap continue their success.


The Weeknd and Fetty Wap are the only two Rap & R&B albums in the top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart this week. Christmas albums start to make their surges up the chart with multiple projects seeing double digit percent growth. Michael Buble’s Christmas saw 139 percent growth as it lands at the #55 spot on the list.


The Weeknd Continues To Dominate


The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness spends its 11th week on the chart at the #4 position, right behind Ellie Goulding’s Delirium, which makes its debut on the list. The Weeknd also has two singles in the top five of the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.


Fetty Wap Maintains Sales Figures


The New Jersey rapper-singer remains in the top 10 at the #8 position, selling nearly 37,000 album equivalent units. His self-titled album saw more than 24 million streams.


Bryson Tiller Remains Popular


Bryson Tiller lands at #21 with Trapsoul. This is a two-spot jump and 11 percent change from last week. The 22-year-old has spent seven weeks on the chart with his “mixtape.”


Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/12/2015


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.


#4 The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 46,487 (16,647) [26,892,741]

#8 Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 36,768 (8,377) [24,406,693]

#12 Drake and Future – What a Time to Be Alive- 28,710 (5,713) [26,968,306]

#21 Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 21,924 (8,751) [15,956,948]

#30 Future – Dirty Sprite 2 – 16,586 (3,887) [14,552,509]

#34 Drake – If Youre Reading This Its Too Late- 14,954 (3,682) [13,757,545]

#42 J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 12,975 (3,721) [10,458,360]

#46 Travi$ Scott – Rodeo – 10,962 (2,502) [8,562,639]

#60 The Game – The Documentary 2- 8,738 (5,617) [3,793,247]

#61 Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife – 8,676 (832) [7,811,542]