Rick Ross arrives at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated April 8) with his latest set, Rather You Than Me, earning 106,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 23, according to Nielsen Music. The rapper marks his 12th appearance on the chart since his debut in 2006, and 10th top 10 showing so far.
Elsewhere, the set bows at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Of the album’s total units earned, 66 percent stem from traditional album sales, while 29 percent come from streaming equivalent albums (SEA) and the remainder comes from track equivalent albums (TEA).
Meanwhile, new single “Trap Trap Trap,” featuring Young Thug and Wale, which was released one week ahead of the album, enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 97, earning Ross his 45th career hit (the entrance marks Wale’s 19th chart hit and Young Thug’s 16th). The track bows largely due to 7.3 million domestic weekly streams, a 232 percent increase. A music video released on March 17 helps to boost its weekly streaming total, with YouTube views accounting for 21 percent of the streaming total.
“Trap Trap Trap” concurrently slips 22-25 on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart, despite a 13 percent increase in downloads (to 7,000). The dip in position is mostly due to several Drake tracks debuting higher on the ranking. Ross’ top-selling track from the new album is “Idols Become Rivals,” featuring Chris Rock, shifting 9,000 downloads — earning a No. 21 entrance on the chart.
Rather You Than Me’s lead single, “I Think She Like Me,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, simultaneously reaches a new peak over on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, hopping 24-19 (up 19 percent in spins in the week ending March 26). The rise notches Ross his 39th top 20 at the format, breaking him out of a tie with R. Kelly and Usher for fifth-most top 20s on the chart. (Lil Wayne leads with 72.)
Travis Scott’s Rhythmic No. 1: Travis Scott scores his second Rhythmic Songs airplay chart-topper, as “Goosebumps” steps 2-1 in its 14th chart frame, climbing 7 percent in plays. KPWR, Los Angeles, supported the track with 128 spins in the most recent tracking week, more than any other station at the format. Scott first crowned the chart in January 2016 when his breakout hit “Antidote” spent two straight weeks at No. 1.
Big Sean’s No. 1 Bounce: Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” lifts 2-1 on the Rap Airplay chart, earning the Detroit MC his fifth No. 1, despite a 3 percent decrease to 40.9 million audience impressions. It’s Big Sean’s first chart-topper since 2014 when “I Don’t F— With You” led the list for 11 consecutive weeks.
Further down the ranking, he reaches a new peak as a featured act on Jeremih’s “I Think of You,” also featuring Chris Brown, jumping 31-27 in its fifth frame (up four percent in spins). The debut marks his 26th career hit on the chart.
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