Gucci Mane's 'Mr. Davis' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Newlywed Gucci Mane collects a nice wedding present as his latest album, Mr. Davis, debuts at No. 1 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. The set arrives atop the rankings dated Nov. 4 with 70,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen Music.
Mr. Davis, released Oct. 13 through Guwop/Atlantic Records, marks the rapper’s second leader on both charts. His previous set, 2016’s Everybody Looking, likewise debuted atop both rankings. Mr. Davis also received a strong publicity boost during its debut week thanks to Gucci Mane’s wedding to Keyshia K’Oir on Oct. 17, with the ceremony aired live on BET.
In line with most rap releases this year, streaming drives most of the album’s debut sum. 46,000 of the album’s 70,000-unit start derives from streams, a figure equal to 68.7 million on-demand audio streams of the album’s songs.
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The Mr. Davis debut also pushes the set’s single “I Get The Bag” (featuring Migos) 7-5 move on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for Gucci’s fourth trip to the top five. He previously visited the region as a lead act once, with his No. 3 hit “Wasted," featuring Plies or OJ Da Juiceman, in 2009, and twice as a featured artist, on Mario’s “Break Up,” with Sean Garrett (No. 2 in 2009) and on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” (No. 1 for seven weeks in 2016-17).
In addition to “Bag,” two other Mr. Davis tracks get a boost on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: “Curve,” featuring The Weeknd, re-enters at No. 28 after having previously gone as high as No. 29. Meanwhile, “Stuntin’ Ain’t Nothin” (featuring Slim Jxmmi & Young Dolph) debuts at No. 39.
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New Moves for Pump & Post: Also on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Lil Pump’s mainstream breakthrough hit, “Gucci Gang,” becomes his first top 10 on the chart with a 12-9 march. The track registers a 6 percent climb in U.S. streams to 22 million for the week and holds at No. 6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart; digital download sales rally 27 percent for the week to 8,000 (up 19-14 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales). Radio shows early signs of warming up to the track, with a 508 percent climb in audience to 11 million for the week ending Oct. 22 – though still below the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart threshold.
Directly below Lil Pump, Post Malone also claims a new top 10 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as “I Fall Apart” rises 11-10. The track lifts 8-7 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (20.4 million, up 2 percent) and slides 4-5 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Sales (14,000; down 21 percent). The track, whose surge originated from a viral clip of the song recorded Sept. 24, was only officially promoted to radio in the past week.
Post Malone also bookends the top 10 this week with “Apart” and the current No. 1 hit “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage). The latter, which is in its second leading week, likewise holds for a repeat frame atop the Billboard Hot 100.
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Gotti and Nicki ‘Rake Up’ No. 1: Over on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj’s “Rake It Up” cleans up at No. 1 with a 12 percent increase in spins for the week (ending Oct. 22).
The track climbs from the runner-up spot to become Yo Gotti’s first leader on the list and Minaj’s sixth. She previously reigned four times with one-week leaders, her own “Super Bass” and “Truffle Butter” (featuring Drake and Lil Wayne), and as featured on Trey Songz’s “Bottoms Up” and David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” Her fifth prior leader was another Songz collaboration, “Touchin’, Lovin’”, which locked four frames in charge in 2014.
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112 Back After 12 Years: Plus, 112 returns to the top 10 of a Billboard songs chart for the first time in 12 years as “Dangerous Games” darts 12-9 on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as it registers a 22 percent surge for the week.
The song marks the quartet’s first top 10 on Adult R&B Songs after having claimed 10 top 10 hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs between 1996 and 2005. The act was last in the top 10 on any Billboard airplay chart in 2005, when "U Already Know," featuring Foxy Brown, visited the top 10 of multiple airplay tallies.
“Games” previews Q, Mike, Slim, Daron, the group’s sixth studio album and first since 2005. The set, whose title is the names of the band’s four members, will be released Oct. 27.