I don’t do The Numbers Game as often as I once did because the discussion of album sales or music sales in general doesn’t mean the same as it one was. But it’s still good to pop in once in a while to look at ranking. Case in point: XXXTentacion has the #1 on the Billboard 200.
And it’s not like it’s a surprise to anybody that XXXTentacion’s album ? sold around 130,000 albums in it’s first week (Which equaled 19,000+ pure album sales + 159,000,000+ streaming), because his last album 17 debuted at #2 on the charts last year.
This is where I show my age because I have no intentions of listening to this album. I kinda jumped off the XXXTentacion bandwagon around the time the music video for “Look At Me” came out. Even co-signs from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and The Weeknd didn’t persuade me.
That being said, what’s he’s doing in term of sales and fan support is crazy and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.
Logic’s new album Bobby Tarantino II was #1 last week but falls to #2 this week selling around 47,000. It’s okay but not as good as that first project.
Black Panther: The Album is still out here making noise after going three weeks at #1. It’s at #3 with 53,000 in sales.
Migos‘ Culture II is hanging around in the Top 10 at #5 with 45,000 units pushed.
Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier‘s project PRhyme 2 lands at #40.
Snoop Dogg’s gospel album, Bible Of Love, hits the chart at #148. It’s cool that Snoop went with his heart, but this is what I expected sales wise from a 32-track gospel album. Update: Snoop’s Bible Of Love is the #1 gospel in the country so that’s something.