The Numbers Game: Big Sean, Chris Brown, & Tyga

Sean Front

Big Sean dropped his third studio album last week with Dark Sky Paradise and I guess the third time is the charm because it earned him his first #1 album. Funny enough, all of his previous albums debuted at #3. This is also his biggest release in terms of sales and the first time he’s moved over a 100,000 units. As usualy, we reviewed the project and if you haven’t go check out our (dope) review of Dark Sky Paradise.

Also making a debut this week is the collaborative album by Chris Brown & Tyga titled Fan Of A Fan: The Album. It landed at #7 and sold 66,500 copies. I just now halfway looked at the previous numbers and it seems like this is a best for Tyga and a worst for Chris Brown in terms of sales and ranking. Even more of a win for Tyga seeing that he actually released an album despite his current label drama. And shout out to Chris Breezy on being a new dad (Allegedly).

Other stuff:

  • I forgot who said this in the comment section, but J. Cole just needs another single to get that Platinum plaque.
  • Rae Sremmurd‘s album sales aren’t crazy but they’ve consistently been in the Top 50 for 8 weeks. I sure the single sales are good too.
  • Again. Who the hell is buying those Pitbull albums?

#1 Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise (Last Week: N/A) – 173,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#4 Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Last Week: #2) – 99,000; Total: 683,000 (Gold) [3 Weeks]
#7 Chris Brown & Tyga – Fan Of A Fan: The Album (Last Week: N/A) – 66,500; Total: N/A [Debut]
#12 Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Last Week: #9) – 14,800; Total: 540,600 (Gold) [11 Weeks]
#22 J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Last Week: #16) – 23,800; Total: 801,600 (Gold) [12 Weeks]
#28 Pitbull – Globalization (Last Week: #25) – 16,000; Total: 118,600 [8 Weeks]
#30 Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction (Last Week: #21) – 16,400; Total: 101,000 [5 Weeks]
#36 Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife (Last Week: #29) – 13,000; Total: 81,400 [8 Weeks]
#49 Beyonce – Beyonce (Last Week: #36) – 9,700; Total: 2,227,000 (2x Platinum) [64 Weeks]


Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of February 24th (Top 50 & New Releases)

  • Calvin 2.0

    drake cole are killing it

  • i thought rae strummerd would have hit 100k by now. but congrats to big sean! i also thought fan of a fan would have debuted with more sales but i guess not

  • Slikpdavirus

    Proud owner of the big Sean album