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Hip Hop Album Sales: Lil Baby & Gunna’s “Drip Harder” Makes Top 5 Billboard 200 Debut

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack may have taken the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the week ending October 11, but Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V is still holding on to the Top 3 after debuting at No. 1 last week.

Elsewhere on the chart, Lil Baby and Gunna’s collaborative project Drip Harder has made an impressive debut in the Top 5, Drake’s Scorpion album takes a five percent dip, moving from No. 5 to No. 8, and T.I. and his DIME TRAP project hit the chart at No. 13.

Gunnin’ For Top 3

Lil Baby and Gunna’s Drip Harder has made its debut in the Top 5. With 129,809 total album equivalent units, 6,228 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 164,628,709, the collaborative mixtape hits the chart at No. 4.

Produced by Turbo, the 13-track album includes Drake, Young Thug, Lil Dark and Nav.

Not Enough Trappin’

T.I. wasn’t able to crack the Top 10 with his DIME TRAP project. With 32,108 total album equivalent units sold, 11,918 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 24,650,711, Tip lands at No. 13.

DIME TRAP serves as the Grand Hustle star’s 10th studio album and second installment in a trilogy. Tip’s ninth album, 2014’s Paperwork, debuted at No. 2 with first-week sales of roughly 80,000 units.

Tha Carter V Still In Top III 

Despite a 72 percent dive in sales, Lil Wayne’s much anticipated album Tha Carter V lands at No. 3. However, with 135,411 total album equivalent units sold, 162,340 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 155,408,592, it wasn’t enough to hold on to the coveted No. 1 spot.

Tha Carter V follows Dedication 6: Reloaded, which Weezy released in January.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 10/11/2018

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. Lil Wayne — Tha Carter V — No. 3 — 135,411 (162,340 ) [155,408,592]
  2. Lil Baby & Gunna — Drip Harder — No. 4 — 129,809 (6,228) [164,628,709]
  3. Drake — Scorpion — No. 8 — 53,589 (2,549) [68,804,588]
  4. Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 9 — 48,643 (2,315) [62,720,017]
  5. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 10 — 44,044 (3,208) [53,551,888]
  6. Eminem — Kamikaze — No. 11 — 41,669 (11,517) [38,876,736]
  7. Kevin Gates — Luca Brasi 3 — No. 12 — 35,981 (3,111) [42,723,859]
  8. T.I. – DIME TRAP — No. 13 — 32,108 (11,918) [24,650,711]
  9. Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 15 — 31,527 (389) [49,736,500]
  10. XXXTENTACION — ? — No. 16 — 31,043 (1,305) [46,776,800]
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