Rich The Kid Cashes In With No. 2 Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

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Rich The Kid photographed at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 9, 2017. 

'The World Is Yours' arrived March 30.

Rich The Kid debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as his first studio effort, The World is Yours, arrives in the runner-up slot on the ranking dated April 14.

The set earned 59,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 5, according to Nielsen Music, including a lofty 50,000 streaming equivalent units, which equals 74.3 million U.S. audio streams of its songs.

The big streaming sum helps propel current single "Plug Walk" to the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (12-8), giving the rapper his first top 10 and highest-charting tune on the tally.

Kendrick & The Weeknd Hit Top 10: Current Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums champ The Weeknd, whose My Dear Melancholy debuts atop both lists with 169,000 equivalent album units, celebrates another new No. 1 as "Pray for Me," with Kendrick Lamar, reaches the top of the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart. The collaboration, from Black Panther: The Album, rises with a 5 percent lift in plays in the week ending April 8.

The move secures Lamar's fourth Rhythmic Songs leader, while The Weeknd claims his ninth to match Beyonce, Chris Brown, JAY-Z and Bruno Mars for the fifth-most in the chart's history.

Here's a look at the acts with the most No. 1 hits on Rhythmic Songs since the chart began in 1992:

20, Drake
17, Rihanna
13, Usher
11, Lil Wayne
9, Beyonce
9, Chris Brown
9, JAY-Z
9, Bruno Mars
9, The Weeknd

Kendrick Gets the Bronze: Speaking of Lamar, the rapper's good kid, m.A.A.d city ties for the third-longest charting title ever on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as it banks a 140th chart week. Its latest frame matches the 140-week totals of Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), released in 1993, and 2Pac's Greatest Hits, released in 1998. The trio of sets collectively trails only Kenny G's Breathless, with 185 weeks on the ranking, and J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, currently with 157 frames.

Good Kid, Lamar's sophomore album, debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart dated Nov. 10, 2012, and spent 46 weeks in the top 10 on the strength of such singles as "Swimming Pools (Drank)," "Poetic Justice" and "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," all of which reached the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The set, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for album of the year in 2014, has sold 1.7 million copies to date.


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