Yelawolf Scores His First No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Yelawolf earns his first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as Love Story bows atop the list dated May 9. The set also scores the rapper his best sales week yet, selling 51,000 copies during the tracking week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music.
The Alabama native first landed on the chart in 2010 with Trunk Muzik 0-60, which peaked at No. 26, followed by Radioactive in 2011 (No. 6). Two collaborative Eps (The Slumdon Bridge with Ed Sheeran and Psycho White with Travis Barker), both placed on the chart in 2012. Love Story single “Best Friend,” featuring Eminem, takes a slight dip on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs -- slipping 36-37 in its second week.
Right below Yelawolf on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a surging Drake, who rises 7-2 with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The set vaults to 28,000 sold -- a gain of 124 percent -- following the album’s release on CD (April 21). The set had been previously only available as a digital download.
Elsewhere on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Curren$y debuts at No. 8 with his EP, Even More Saturday Night Cartoons, selling 9,000 first-week units. It’s the rapper’s sixth charting set and fifth top 10 entrance which initiated in 2010 when Pilot Talk arrived at No. 9 (11,000 initial copies).