Future Passes Drake For Most No. 1s On Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart This Decade

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Future performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 10, 2018 in Manchester, Tenn.

Future earns his ninth No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Future Hndrxx Presents…The WIZRD debuts in the top slot on the ranking dated Feb. 2.

WIZRD earned 126,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 24, according to Nielsen Music.

With the arrival, the Atlanta native passes Drake for the most No. 1s on the list in the 2010s decade among all artists. The pair previously shared the benchmark, with eight apiece, including one collaborative set, 2015’s What a Time to Be Alive. Behind Future and Drake, four artists – Chris Brown, J. Cole, The Game and The Weeknd - claim joint custody of third place, with five No. 1s in the decade each. (The Temptations own the most all-time No. 1s, with 16 toppers.)

Future’s nine leaders represents his entire chart-topping resume on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. He first led the list in 2014 when Honest started at the summit that May.

Here’s a look at Future’s No. 1 collection, all of which led the chart for one week:

Album Title, Artist (if other than Future), Date Reached No. 1
Honest, May 10, 2014
DS2, Aug. 8, 2015
What A Time to Be Alive, Drake & Future, Oct. 10, 2015
EVOL, Feb. 27, 2016
Future, March 11, 2017
HNDRXX, March 18, 2017
Super Slimey, Future & Young Thug, Nov. 11, 2017
Future & Juice WRLD Present…WRLD on Drugs, Nov. 3, 2018
Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD, Feb. 2, 2019

WIZRD concurrently starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top Rap Albums charts.

Seven Songs Debut: The chart-topping start for WIZRD helps nine of the album’s songs land on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, which combines airplay, sales and streaming, led by a 26-20 jump for “Crushed Up” in its third week on the list.

“Crushed” scores a No. 14 re-entry on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs through 15.5 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Jan. 24, according to Nielsen Music, a 30 percent surge. The track is Future’s highest-streamed title of the week.

Back on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, seven more WIZRD tunes debut: “First Off,” featuring Travis Scott (No. 24), “Never Stop” (No. 31), “Temptation” (No. 38), “Rocket Ship” (No. 39), “F&N” (No. 42), “Call The Coroner” (No. 47) and “Promise U That” (No. 49). Plus, the album’s “Jumpin on a Jet” flies 36-26 in its second frame.

The seven new arrivals push Future to 125 total hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That sum is the fourth-best showing among all acts, trailing the career sums of Drake (209), Lil Wayne (177) and JAY-Z (146).


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