Tyrese debuts on the charts with "Black Rose."
Tyrese dethrones Meek Mill for the top spot on the Billboard Top 100 Chart. Meek Mill remains at #2. Nicki Minaj drops a few spots, but remains in the top 10 of Rap & R&B albums, while Kendrick Lamar drops out.
Tyrese Debuts at #1
Tyrese debuted at #1 with Black Rose. This is the singer's sixth studio album and his first to reach the top spot on the chart. The project sold 83,181 albums and saw 83,181 units of total activity. The soundtrack for Tyrese's film, Furious 7, dropped down the charts to the #44 spot, but remains in the top 10 Rap & R&B sales.
Meek Mill Loses Top Spot
Meek Mill now has the #2 album in the country with Dreams Worth More Than Money. The album sold 63,459 total units, significantly less than the six-digit figures the project saw the past two weeks.
Nicki Minaj Slides Down The Charts
Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint drops down to the #29 spot on the chart. She started The Pinkprint Tour this weekend, which features boyfriend Meek Mill.
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 7/16/2015
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard's new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album's streaming count is available in brackets.
#1 Tyrese - Black Rose - 86,286 (83,181) [1,239,153]
#2 Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money - 63,459 (43,435) [16,728,464]
#11 Drake - If Youre Reading This Its Too Late - 21,786 (9,322) [11,916,481]
#21 Miguel - Wildheart - 17,021 (12,576) [3,570,388]
#27 Major Lazer - Peace is the Mission - 15,872 (2,848) [5,901,672]
#29 Nicki Minaj - Pinkprint - 15,635 (3,912) [8,179,756]
#31 Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise - 14,917 (4,730) [7,090,860]
#34 A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP. - 14,558 (7,729) [6,739,500]
#41 J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 13,054 (6,781) [6,034,712]
#44 Various Artists - Furious 7 Soundtrack - 12,755 (2,952) [4,643,726]