While pop reigns supreme on the Billboard 200 this week (Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran sit in the #1 and #2 spots, respectively), Hip Hop isn’t far behind for the week ending December 28.
Quavo and Travis Scott’s Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho makes its debut at #3, beating out Eminem’s Revival, which sits in the #4 spot in its second week on the chart.
Meanwhile, Gucci Mane’s El Gato: The Human Glacier fails to crack the Top 20 and lands at #28 in its first week.
Quavo and Travis Scott’s joint project, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, made an impressive debut at #3, collecting 89,775 total album equivalent units (16,561 in pure albums and a streaming count 105,321,887).
It marks the duo’s first album together under the Huncho Jack moniker. Features include fellow Migos members Takef and Offset as well as production from Murda Beatz, Southside, Buddah Bless and Cardo.
Read DX’s review the project here.
After nabbing the Billboard 200 crown last week, Eminem’s Revival has settled in at #4 this week after a 68 percent decline in sales. The Detroit rap goliath’s ninth studio album moved 84,221 total album equivalent units (55,934 in pure album sales and collected a streaming count 32,987,494).
Revival marks the first time in Billboard 200 history an artist has earned eight consecutive #1 debuts. All seven Slim Shady’s last albums have hit the chart at #1, including The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Recovery (2010), Relapse (2009), Curtain Call: The Hits (2005), Encore (2004), The Eminem Show (2002) and The Marshall Mathers LP (2000).
Read DX’s Revival review here.
Gucci Mane’s El Gato: The Human Glacier has entered the chart at a surprisingly low number. The East Atlanta Santa’s latest project landed at #28, a far cry from Mr. Davis’ monster debut, which hit the chart at #2 in October.
Gucci has been putting out music at a rapid rate since his 2016 release from prison. Last week, he teased the title for yet another solo album, The Evil Genius.
Read DX’s review El Gato: The Human Glacier here.
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection 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.