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Gucci Mane's 'Everybody Looking' Becomes His First No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Also, Desiigner’s “Timmy Turner” arrives and Drake extends Rhythmic Songs record.
Gucci Mane earns his first ever No. 1 on the sales-based Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Aug. 14) with Everybody Looking, selling 43,000 copies in the week ending July 28, according to Nielsen Music.
Since debuting on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2005 with Trap House, Gucci Mane has placed a total of 28 sets on the chart, including Everybody Looking. Until now, his best performing albums on the chart were his 2009 set, The State Vs. Radric Davis and 2010’s The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, each of which debuted and peaked in the No. 2 spot.
The arrival of Everybody Looking bumps Gucci Mane out of a tie with Lil Wayne for the second-most albums on the chart by a rapper. Wayne slips to third place on the list, led by E-40, who has notched 32 entries on the chart.
Of Gucci Mane's 28-charted titles, eight reached the top 10. Here’s a look at Gucci Mane’s top 10s on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:
Gucci Mane's Top 10s on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart:
Title, Debut Year, Peak Position
Trap-A-Thon, 2007, No. 9
Murder Was The Case, 2009, No. 4
The State Vs. Radric Davis, 2009, No. 2
Burrrprint (2) HD (DJ Holiday & Gucci Mane), 2010, No. 6
The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, 2010, No. 2
The Return Of Mr. Zone 6, 2011, No. 8
1017 Bricksquad Presents Ferrari Boyz (Gucci Mane & Wacka Flocka Flame), 2011, No. 5
Everybody Looking, 2016, No. 1
Over on the multi-metric Billboard 200 chart, Everybody Looking bows at No. 2 with 68,000 equivalent album units, his best rank on the chart yet.
Three album cuts arrive on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Leading the entries is “Back On The Road,” with Drake, coming in at No. 28. Streaming funds the majority of points that determine its rank, with 4.6 million U.S. plays logged in the week ending July 28. Of those streams, 41 percent stem from Spotify plays.
Meanwhile, “P**** Print,” featuring Kanye West, takes the No. 31 spot and “1st Day Out Tha Feds” bows at No. 42.
Desiigner’s Hot Shot Debut: Breakout rapper Desiigner earns his second charting title on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (as a lead act), as “Timmy Turner” notches the best debut of the week, entering at No. 14. The song bows with 17,000 downloads sold, enough for a No. 10 debut on the Rap Digital Songs chart.
Eight and a half million domestic weekly streams also aid in its Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs entrance, with 59 percent of plays coming from YouTube. An audio upload on his channel has amassed over 10 global million views to date, following its July 21 release.
Drake Extends Record: Drake scores his 15th No. 1 on the Rhythmic Songs chart (stepping 2-1) with “Controlla,” extending his lead for most No. 1s on the airplay chart. An eight percent increase in spins at the format grants him the latest chart-topper. New York’s WQHT backed the track with 111 plays in the tracking week ending July 31.
Rihanna trails Drake with 13 No. 1s. She spent the last two weeks at the top of the chart with her 13th chart-topper, “Needed Me,” sliding to No. 2 this week.
Elsewhere, “Controlla” slides 5-6 in its 13th charting week on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.