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Hip Hop Album Sales: Metro Boomin’s “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200

Metro Boomin’s latest effort Not All Heroes Wear Capes has landed in the Billboard 200’s coveted spot for the week ending November 8. It marks the sought after beatsmith’s third studio album and first to hit No. 1.

Meanwhile, Takeoff’s first solo album The Last Rocket makes its debut in the Top 5 and Moneybagg Yo’s Reset cracks the Top 15.

Metro Boomin has soared to notoriety over the past couple of years and now, he has a No. 1 album to validate the hype.

With 98,924 total album equivalent units, 5,341 pure album sales and a streaming count of 125,280,916, Not All Heroes Wear Capes has nabbed the top spot.

Metro’s last album, 2017’s Double Or Nothing with Big Sean, debuted at No. 6 upon its release, reeling in roughly 50,000 total album equivalent units in its first week.

Takeoff’s inaugural solo album The Last Rocket has missed its target by only a few slots. Boasting 48,614 total album equivalent units, 4,603 pure album sales and a streaming count of 57,886,676, the project has hit the ground at No. 4.

Fellow Migos Quavo was the first to release a solo album with Quavo Huncho and Offset is expected to follow with a project of his own next month.

Moneybagg Yo’s debut studio album Reset has hit the chart at No. 13 with 30,609 total album equivalent units, 4,668 pure album sales and a streaming count of 33,121,913.

The release follows several of the Memphis-bred rapper’s mixtapes, including this year’s 2 Heartless which was released in February and August’s Bet On Me.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/08/2018

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.

Metro Boomin — Not All Heroes Wear Capes — No. 1 — 98,924 (5,341) [125,280,916]
Takeoff — The Last Rocket — No. 4 — 48,614 (4,603) [57,886,676]
Drake — Scorpion — No. 5 — 44,918 (1,925) [57,968,422]
Lil Wayne — Tha Carter V — No. 6 — 43,186 (4,328) [50,310,556]
Lil Baby & Gunna — Drip Harder — No. 7 —41,171 (393) [59,197,777]
Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 8 — 40,111 (1,629) [52,202,880]
Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 10 — 38,809 (2,574) [49,354,664]
Moneybagg Yo — Reset — No. 13 — 30,609 (4,668) [33,121,913]
Future & Juice WRLD — WRLD ON DRUGS — No. 14 — 30,073 (1,162) [61,678,883]
Tory Lanez — Love Me Now? — No. 17 — 28,175 (1,231) [35,435,731]

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