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Hip Hop Album Sales: Future's "SAVE ME" Debuts In Top 5

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Future’s SAVE ME EP couldn’t reach the top spot on the Billboard 200 due to some stiff competition, including the Jonas Brothers (No. 1) and Santana (No. 3). The Freebandz leader’s latest release reached No. 5, making it the highest-charting Hip Hop project of the week.

Newcomer Polo G was the biggest surprise though, landing at No. 6 with his debut album Die A Legend. Other notable Hip Hop debuts were Tyga’s Legendary, which became his best-charting album since 2015, and Tee Grizzley’s Scriptures LP, which secured the No. 20 spot.

Elsewhere, DJ Khaled and DaBaby maintained their positions in the Top 10 while Tyler, The Creator fell from No. 6 to No. 15. And further down the chart, Denzel Curry’s ZUU plummeted from No. 32 to No. 135 in its second week.

Future Debuts At No. 5

Earlier this year, Future earned his sixth No. 1 album with the release of The WIZRD. The influential artist couldn’t make it seven with his SAVE ME EP though, instead having to settle for No. 5.

Future had a tough hill to climb with new albums from the Jonas Brothers, Santana and Luke Combs also entering the charts for the week. In the end, he secured a Top 5 release off the strength of selling 41,529 total album equivalent units.

Polo G Cracks Top 10

Columbia Records may have found a new star in Polo G. The creator of the hit single “Pop Out” debuted at No. 6 with his first studio album, Die A Legend.

Polo’s success marked another example of streaming’s importance on the charts. He only sold 761 copies in terms of pure album sales but managed to move 38,028 total units thanks to his large amount of streams.

Tyga Returns To Top 20 For 1st Time In 4 Years

The comeback story of Tyga continues. After failing to chart with last year’s Kyoto album, Tyga made his way back on the Billboard 200 thanks to his Legendary LP.

The West Coast rhymer’s latest project hit No. 17 after racking up 24,524 total units in its first week. The album marks his highest-charting LP since 2015’s Fan Of A Fan: The Album collaboration with Chris Brown.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/13/2019

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.

1. Future — SAVE ME — No. 5 — 41,529 (5,469) [46,186,364]
2. Polo G — Die A Legend — No. 6 — 38,028 (761) [55,038,157]
3. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 7 — 36,287 (4,654) [40,637,443]
4. DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd — No. 8 — 30,874 (4,219) [33,239,378]
5. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 9 — 29,200 (501) [41,108,760]
6. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 14 — 26,524 (3,080) [27,945,424]
7. Tyler, The Creator — IGOR — No. 15 — 26,195 (840) [35,404,011]
8. Tyga — Legendary — No. 17 — 24,524 (3,377) [26,816,291]
9. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 18 — 24,446 (1,199) [31,720,396]
10. Drake — Scorpion — No. 19 — 24,428 (861) [31,305,639]

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