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Hip-hop act Run The Jewels, formed by rapper Killer Mike and rapper-producer El-P, soar 16-1 to earn its first chart-topper on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Feb. 4) with Run The Jewels 3. The chart trek follows the set’s release to multiple physical formats on Jan. 13 (after its original Dec. 24 digital-only release which spurred a No. 8 debut on the Jan. 14 chart), with sales now swelling 701 percent, to 17,000 copies sold in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music – the duo’s best sales week ever.
It’s the fourth charting album for Run the Jewels on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and second to reach the top 10, following the No. 9-peaking Run the Jewels 2 in 2014.
The new album also debuts at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart, with 7,000 copies sold of the format, marking the group’s first No. 1 on the list. It’s the fourth top 10 on the Vinyl Albums chart for Run the Jewels.