Machine Gun Kelly Shoots, Scores at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Also: Two DJ Khaled tracks arrive on Hot R&B Songs & Post Malone climbs.
Machine Gun Kelly scores his first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (chart dated Nov. 7), as General Admission starts at the peak, selling 49,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 22 (according to Nielsen Music). MGK last surfaced on the chart in 2012 when Lace Up peaked at No. 2. General Admission bows at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 56,000 equivalent album units.
While no singles from the new set are currently ranked on our airplay or hybrid (airplay/sales/streaming) songs charts, two songs charted on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs earlier in 2015; “Til I Die” reached No. 32 (issue dated Jan. 24), while “A Little More,” featuring Victoria Monet, peaked at No. 35 (April 18).
Meanwhile, a handful of album tracks have bowed on the Rap Digital Songs chart; “Gone,” featuring Leroy Sanchez, reached No. 30 (Oct. 24) -- and two new songs arrive upon the set’s release -- “Alpha Omega” (No. 46) and “Bad Mother F*cker” featuring Kid Rock (No. 31).
The release of General Admission spurs a No. 11 debut for MGK on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which ranks the week’s most popular artists across all genres.
Post Malone Posts Top 10: Rapper Post Malone earns his first Rhythmic Songs top 10 as “White Iverson” jumps 16-9 in its ninth charting week. The climb is triggered by a 15 percent rise in plays at the format (week ending Oct. 25). The track remains at its current No. 17 peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, for a third straight week.
DJ Khaled’s R&B Arrival: Finally, DJ Khaled places two new entries on Hot R&B Songs, led by “Gold Slugs,” featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap at No. 15. The entrance is fueled in part by 1.3 million streams, with 84 percent of total clicks stemming from Spotify. Khaled’s “You Mine,” featuring Trey Songz, Future and Jeremih, follows at No. 17.
The arrivals mark Khaled’s second and third songs to land on the chart, while furthering Chris Brown’s record for most songs to chart on the three year-old list (to 25). Both of the new tracks are from Khaled’s new album, I Changed a Lot, which was released on Oct. 23 and will impact next week’s album tallies.