(AllHipHop News) Thanks to JAY-Z, 21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, and DJ Khaled, Hip Hop is having its most successful chart week in two years.
The Billboard 200 chart is currently dominated by albums from those four acts.
JAY’s 4:44 debuted at #1 on the tally with 262,000 equivalent album units (174,000 traditional album sales).
That makes 14 career #1 albums for the Roc Nation boss, extending his record for most #1’s by a solo artist.
Atlanta newcomer 21 Savage’s Issa Album comes in at #2.
The project opens with 77,000 units (22,000 albums).
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN remains in the Top 3 yet again as it collected another 54,000 units, and DJ Khaled’s Grateful drops three spots to #4 with 50,000 units.
Rap albums currently control the top four spots on the Billboard 200 for the first time since 2015.
The last time the genre achieved that feat was when Wale’s The Album About Nothing (#1), the Furious 7 soundtrack (#2), Ludacris’ Ludaversal (#3), and Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (#4) led the chart.