Chart Juice: Wale, Mac Miller Dominate the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts
There was cause to celebrate when Mac Miller's first studio album -- and second charting effort -- "Blue Slide Park" debuted at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on Nov 26. But after its initial success, "Blue Slide Park" dropped out of the top 10 after two weeks. However, this week, as Blue has a relatively small decline in sales compared to the rest of the titles on the chart, it returns to the top 10 (13-10, down 27%). According to Nielsen SoundScan, "Blue Slide Park" has sold 253,000 to date; quite a handsome sum stacked next to the 70,000 sold by his digital-only EP, "On And On And Beyond," which was his first charting set.
"Blue Slide Park" holds steady at No. 7 on the Rap Albums chart for the second consecutive week and has only popped out of the top 10 once with a toe-dip into the No. 11 spot on the tally dated Dec. 1
Switching gears to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, three weeks ago Jay-Z and Kanye West's seemingly unstoppable "Ni**as In Paris" was pushed out of the No. 1 spot after a seven-week reign. Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb," featuring Miguel, crept its way up to steal the spotlight.
Despite losing points this week (down 7% in audience, according to Nielsen BDS), "Lotus Flower Bomb" still has a sizable lead over "Ni**as In Paris," which sits at No. 2 (and is also losing ground). All but two titles in the top 10 post a decline in chart points, save for Meek Mill's "You the Boss" at No. 7 and Drake's "Headlines" at No. 8.