Hip Hop Album Sales: Chris Brown’s “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” Eclipses (Almost) Everyone Else
Although pop and country dominated the Billboard 200 for the week ending November 2, several R&B and Hip Hop releases debuted in the Top 10. Chris Brown’s Heartbreak On A Full Moon hit the chart at #3, while Offset, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Without Warning project entered the chart at #4.
Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 3 almost cracked the Top 10, but fell slightly short at #11 by moving 29,421 total album equivalent units (6,236 pure album sales and a streaming count of 32,043,747).
Elsewhere on the chart, Future and Young Thug’s Super Slimey took a 49 percent dip to wind up in the #9 spot and Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 is holding steady at #10.
With 68,415 total album equivalent units (25,114 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 59,091,964), Chris Brown’s Heartbreak On A Full Moon nabbed the #3 slot — even with a short sales week since it dropped on a Tuesday rather than the traditional Friday.
Packed to the brim with 45 tracks, the album features a laundry list of notable artists, including R. Kelly, Usher, Gucci Mane, Future and Young Thug.
The controversial R&B singer, who recently went on an Instagram tirade demanding respect, released his last album, Royalty, in 2015. That album also debuted at #3.