(AllHipHop News) Billboard has released its numbers for the week and Elle Varner takes home the spotlight as the largest gainer, jumping onto the charts at #2 with her breakthrough album, Perfectly Imperfect, selling 33,000 copies this week according to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard.com.
Reviewing the Top 5 albums, Rick Ross was the top selling Hip-Hop and R&B artist grossing over 60,000 sales of his God Forgives, I Don’t project. The figure was a decline of (73%) from his previous week’s sales, but the project remains at #2 on the Billboard 200 and it is currently the #1 Rap Album.
Nas’ dropped down to the #3 slot moving 18,000 copies of Life Is Good, a decline of (42%). While Frank Ocean’s, Channel Orange, remains at No. 4 moving 13,000 units a (30%) drop in sales. Lastly, Chris Brown dials in at No. 5 selling about 14,000 units, a (28%) drop in sales.
R Kelly sits at #8 on the Hip-Hop and R&B charts as he also landed at #43 on the Billboard 200 charts with his project Write Me Back, his 14th Top 10 album.
Bob Marley and the Wailers made a significant increase this week as the Marley: The Original Soundtrack, showed a growth upwards of nearly 3,000 copies. Increased sales were largely attributed to the documentary, “Marley” that released recently on August 7.
2 Chainz and Drake stay on top of the Singles Charts as well this week, as their song “No Lie,” remains as the most requested songs on radio stations.
In addition, Meek Mill now has a Top 5 song, also with the assistance of Drake on the track “Amen”.
Wale’s “Bag of Money” jumped up a few spots as well, increasing its numbers by (12%), while Kanye’s track Mercy featuring the assistance of 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Pusha T, slid down to the 3-4 slot roughly three weeks removed after its reign on the top of the charts.