Women in Music 2018

Young Thug's 'Jeffery' Is His Third Top 5 on Top Rap Albums in 2016

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Young Thug Backstage at The Tabernacle on Oct. 25, 2015 in Atlanta. 

Plus, Usher earns a new top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with the Young Thug-assisted “No Limit”

Young Thug becomes the first artist to notch three top 5 debuts on Top Rap Albums (chart dated Sept. 17) in 2016 with his latest release, Jeffery, selling 18,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 1 (according to Nielsen Music). (Earlier this year, Kevin Gates notched a pair of top 5 starts with Islah and Murder for Hire II.)

Jeffery follows I’m Up (No. 6 debut on the Feb. 27 chart; 15,000 sold first week) and Slime Season 3 (No. 3, April 16; 22,000 sold).

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He tops the rap debuts on the all-genre multi-metric Billboard 200 chart which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA), opening at No. 8 with 37,000 equivalent units.

The prolific Young Thug (real name: Jeffery Lamar Williams, hence the album’s title) sees four of Jeffery’s tracks debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The arrivals are led by “Wyclef Jean,” at No. 30, which enters with the highest weekly streams of any of the Jeffery tracks (5.3 million).

Meanwhile, his single with Travis Scott, “Pick Up The Phone,” featuring Quavo, reaches a new peak – hopping 29-24 in its 10th charting frame. A 7 percent rise at radio (to 9.2 million audience impressions through Sept. 4) supports the climb.

Elsewhere, Young Thug earns his second top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as Usher’s “No Limit,” which features Young Thug, rises 11-10 in its 10th charting frame. The climb marks Usher’s 28th career top 10, coming 21 years after his first (“Think Of You” reached No. 8 in 1995).