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Ty Dolla $ign's 'Featuring' Leads Top R&B Albums Chart

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The multi-faceted performer's new LP secures his best debut yet.

Ty Dolla $ign banks his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart as the singer-rapper’s Featuring Ty Dolla $ign enters at the summit on the chart dated Nov. 7. The project earned 44,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 29, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the highest debut week of his career.

Of its starting total, Featuring breaks down as such: 4,000 units come from traditional album sales, with 1,000 in track-equivalent units (also known as TEA, where 10 individual track purchases from digital retailers equates to one album unit), and the remaining 39,000 derive from streaming (translating to 50.8 million U.S. on-demand streams of the album’s songs).

Featuring arrives as the top-streamed R&B album of the week and the genre’s second-best seller in albums, after Prince’s Sign of the Times, helped by a super-deluxe re-release of the 1987 classic.

Beyond its R&B coronation, Featuring enters at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It secures Ty Dolla $ign’s highest charting album on the list and fourth career top 10, following Free TC (No. 4 in 2015), Campaign (No. 7, 2016) and Beach House 3 (No. 8, 2017).

As Featuring arrives, its track “Spicy,” featuring Post Malone, debuts at No. 18 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The kickoff marks Ty Dolla $ign’s best showing on the chart as a lead act since “Hot Girl Summer,” his collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj, reached No. 7 in August 2019. Further, it’s his highest placement as the sole lead act on a song since “Or Nah,” featuring Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard climbed to No. 12 in 2014.

“Spicy” traces its start to 5,000 downloads, enough to garner a No. 4 bow on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, and 9.4 million U.S. streams to produce a No. 14 opening on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs.

The tune also gives Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone their second combo pairing on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. “Psycho,” from Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys album, scored one week at No. 1 in 2018.