Jack & Jack's Debut EP Bows at No. 3 on Rap Albums Chart
Plus: Shady Records’ "Southpaw" debuts, while Janet Jackson soars with J. Cole.
The teens (Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson) from Omaha, Nebraska, gained notoriety in 2013 via their popular Vine account, which currently has 5.8 million followers and is one of the 20 most-followed accounts, globally. The social media stars also enter the Billboard 200 at No. 12, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 8 and Independent Albums at No. 3.
The album's arrival follows six earlier charting songs for the duo on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart -- including “Wild Life,” which reached No. 1 (chart dated Nov. 15, 2014). Jack & Jack have also logged six charted tracks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, most recently with “Like That,” featuring Skate, reaching No. 36 (Feb. 7, 2015).
‘Southpaw’ Tops Rap Albums: Taking the No. 1 spot on Rap Albums is the Shady Records-produced Southpaw: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture, arriving with 32,000 copies sold. Two Eminem songs from the Jake Gyllenhall movie rise on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. First, “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani, leaps 42-25 in its third week on the chart -- powered primarily by 27,000 digital downloads of the track (a 125 percent increase). Also seeing a gain is “Phenomenal,” which re-enters at No. 29 after spending two weeks off of the chart. The song, which climbs 65 percent in streams (to 1.1 million weekly clicks), debuted at No. 14 on the chart dated June 20.
Also from the soundtrack, Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard’s “Beast,” featuring Busta Rhymes, KXNG Crooked and Tech N9ne, comes on Rap Digital Songs at No. 13, selling 17,000 downloads of the metal/rap track. Similarly, Bad Meets Evil's “Raw” enters the sales chart at No. 39 (7,000 sold).
Janet & J. Cole Jump With ‘No Sleeep': Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep” soars 44-18 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs thanks to a new version featuring J. Cole and the release of a sultry new music video (on Jackson's YouTube channel). Streaming contributed the majority of points aiding in its chart rise, climbing 647 percent during the latest tracking period, to 3.2 million domestic streams, with 85 percent stemming from YouTube views. Download sales also increase, selling 14,000 (a 195 percent surge), with the new J. Cole version accounting for 67 percent of overall sales.