ON THE CHARTS: Hip-Hop on Top

ON THE CHARTS: Hip-Hop on Top

Hip-hop has taken over the top of the Billboard album chart. 

J. Cole's Born Sinner, which hung on to the number-two spot for two weeks, moves up to the number-one spot on the strength of 58,000 sales. Wale's The Gifted is the runner-up this week, with 50,000 units sold. 

After one of the biggest drop-offs for a number-one album last week, Kanye West's Yeezus holds onto third place with 39,000 units. 

Joe's Doubleback Evolution of R&B, his tenth studio album, debuts at number-six having sold 31,000 its first week. 


  • J. Cole holds down the number-one spot on the charts. Surprised he took over Kanye's spot?
  • Hip-hop albums hold town the top three sports on the Billboard chart. What are the chances of this happening again?



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