Lil Durk Dives Onto Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dom Kennedy follows with the chart's second-highest debut, while Jill Scott rises on Adult R&B Songs.
The rapper, now signed to Def Jam, concurrently scores his first appearance on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with the set’s lead single, "Like Me," featuring Jeremih. The track debuts at No. 43, aided mostly by a 32 percent streaming gain (to 1.7 million domestic weekly plays). An 117 percent rise in digital sales (to 8,000 downloads) additionally assists the bow, while prompting its No. 31 arrival on Rap Digital Songs.
Hello, 'By': Rapper Dom Kennedy also debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as By Dom Kennedy touches down at No. 3, his highest ranking yet on the chart. With 20,000 units sold, Kennedy’s latest album bests his two previous entries: Get Home Safely (No. 4 debut and peak, with 12,000, in 2013) and ll: From the Westside, With Love (No. 19; 6,000, in 2011).
With the rise, Scott ties Mariah Carey for the fifth-most top 10s by a female on the chart (which began in 1993). Mary J. Blige leads with 19, followed by Alicia Keys (17), Toni Braxton (15) and Whitney Houston (14). (The leader among all acts? Gerald Levert, with 22.)
Scott concurrently makes her inaugural arrival on the nearly three-year-old Hot R&B Songs chart (which blends airplay, sales, and streaming), where "Gold" shines at No. 22.