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Fetty Wap debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, while Bryson Tiller bows in the top five. Plus, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” crowns a new tally.
Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album blasts in at No. 1 on the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart, with 75,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. The set concurrently enters at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Rap Albums chart.
The bow continues the New Jersey native’s breakout year. Fetty Wap becomes the fifth maiden studio set to debut at No. 1 in 2015, following Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife, Joey Bada$$’ B4.Da.$$., Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 and Leon Bridges’ Coming Home.
In conjunction with Fetty Wap's album arrival, he posts three tracks in the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an 11th consecutive frame. “679,” featuring Remy Boyz, holds at its No. 4 peak and is the survey’s greatest digital gainer, with a 4 percent increase to 69,000 downloads. “Trap Queen” rebounds 8-6, trading places with “My Way,” featuring Monty, which retreats 6-8 after peaking at No. 5 in August. All three tracks also reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Bryson Tiller Breaks Out: R&B rookie Bryson Tiller’s debut album, Trapsoul, bows at No. 4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 24,000 copies sold in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music. It also enters at No. 2 on R&B Albums. The singer-songwriter's first taste of chart success came with the song “Don’t,” which debuted on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart on Jan. 17, eventually peaking at No. 1 on the survey dated Sept. 26. The track also bowed on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated Aug. 15, and rises 46-31 (a new peak). It also starts at No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Besides “Don’t,” tracks from Trapsoul have become hits on the Emerging Artists survey. “Exchange” rode to No. 1 on the survey dated Oct. 10, while “Sorry Not Sorry” peaked at No. 24 the same week. Another cut, “Been That Way” entered and peaked at No. 14 on the chart dated May 9.
Drake’s ‘Bling’ Shines: On Rap Airplay, Drake dials up a record-extending 21st chart topper as “Hotline Bling” steps 2-1. The moody cut earned 50 million in audience at the format in the week ending Oct. 4, a gain of 26 percent. Drake’s ascent wraps a 10-week reign for Fetty Wap, who led the survey with “My Way” (featuring Monty, for eight weeks) and “679” (featuring Remy Boyz, two weeks). “Bling” continues its rise on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where it lifts 3-2.
In addition to his “Bling” success, Drake posts gains on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as 10 cuts from his joint album with Future, What a Time to Be Alive, bound up the chart. “Jumpman” (18-10) leads the charge, followed by “Big Rings” (27-17) and “Diamonds Dancing” (24-18). The songs benefit from double-digit percent growth in streaming after the collaborative set reached Spotify on Sept. 28.