Hip Hop Album Sales: JAY-Z & French Montana-Lock In the Top 5 of Hip Hop Reign
Kendrick Lamar's "CURSE." hangs tough at #2 and Linkin Park album sales soar in the wake of Chester Bennington's suicide.
Despite the sales of JAY-Z's 13th studio album 4:44 taking a 67 percent drop on the Billboard 200, still landed in the #1 spot for the week that ended on July 20. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar's double-platinum album, DAMN. moves from one point to #2, and French Montana of the Jungle of Standards, debuted at position #3. Hip-Hop albums make up the Top 5 this week, which indicates to the Nielsen Music report for the Hip Hop/R&B, is now the world's dominate the genre of the music is spot.
It is not surprising, Linkin Park album sales have soared in the wake of vocalist Chester Bennington's suicide late last week. The numbers for the group's most recent studio album, One of the Most Light, jumped to 461 percent, landing at the #17 spot, while Linkin Park's 2000 debut Hybrid Theory, catapulted by 280 per cent.
JAY-Z Takes A Hit, But Still Victorious
JAY-Z 4:44 remains in the #1 spot for the second week in a row, although sales plummeted by 67 percent. With 33,676,310 streams, 60,737 pure album sales and 86,529 total album equivalent units sold, it was still enough to secure the crown. There has been some controversy revolves around the project platinum selling taking into account Sprint, which is associated with the TIDAL for the release of the album, bought a million copies right out of the gate.
French Montana Debuts In The Top 5
Jungle Rules, French Montana's follow-up to 2016 of the problem that cause MC4, enters the chart #3, with 43,167,132 streams, 16,089 pure album sales and 52,066 total album equivalent units sold. The jungle of the Rules is based in New York, the rapper's second official studio album, following 2013 excuse My French, which debuted at #4 with first week sales of 56,000.
Linkin Park Albums of the Spike After-Chester Bennington of Suicide
Linkin Park, that is regularly associated with Hip Hop artists like JAY-Z, DJ Rob Swift and the X-Ecutioners, Busta Rhymes and Pusha T, took a devastating blow when lead