(AllHipHop News) Last week, with Ye topping the Billboard 200 (208,000 units), Kanye West tied Eminem and The Beatles for the most consecutive #1 albums on the chart. This week, the "Yikes" performer's solo project holds the #5 spot while his joint effort with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts, debuts at #2.
Ye's fall to #5 is the result of the set only collecting 74,000 units in its second week. That's a 65% sales drop. Kanye now has the second biggest follow-up week decline for a #1 Hip Hop album released in 2018. J. Cole's chart-topping KOD slipped 73% in May. However, KOD still totaled 105,000 units in week two and remained in the Top 3 for three consecutive weeks.
Six other 2018 rap albums debuted at #1 during this calendar year. Each of those LPs saw a smaller week-two sales percentage downturn than Ye and KOD: Migos' Culture II (56%), Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther: The Album (15%), Logic's Bobby Tarantino II (60%), XXXTentacion's ? (42%), Cardi B's Invasion Of Privacy (49%), and Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys (58%).
Eminem's Revival opened at the top of the Billboard 200 for the chart dated January 3 (267,000 units), but the album was released on December 15, 2017. In its second week, Revival saw a 68% tumble (84,000 units).
So far, only two Hip Hop albums have spent more than one week at #1 in 2018. Black Panther: The Album and Beerbongs & Bentleys both led the tally for three weeks, respectively.
Over on the Hot 100 chart, Kanye's "Yikes" plummeted from a #8 premiere to #40 in the following week. Additionally, "Ghost Town" went from #16 to #60 and "Wouldn't Leave" went from #24 to #92.