Chart Juice: Maybach Music's 'Self Made' Scores Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Meek Mill & Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

Led by Meek Mill's "Levels," the set is the third Maybach Music Group compilation in the series to reach the top spot.

Maybach Music Group's "Self Made" series scores its third consecutive chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “MMG: Self Made 3” opens at No. 1 with 50,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The label’s first collective release, “Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made: Vol. 1,” entered atop the list on June 11, 2011, with 59,000 while follow-up “Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 2” moved 98,000 for its No. 1 bow on July 14, 2012.

The big debut for “Self Made 2” was bolstered by its lead single -- Wale’s “Bag of Money,” featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill and T-Pain -- which entered the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs the week of the album’s release and went on to peak at No. 2. On the other hand, the lead single off of “Self Made 3,” Meek Mill’s “Levels,” is currently at No. 49 on the list.

2 Chainz’s sophomore set “B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME” stays put at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums despite a 46% drop to 35,000 second-week copies. Last week’s chart-topping debut, the Weeknd’s “Kiss Land,” falls to No. 3 with a 73% fall to 26,000. Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” holds tight at No. 4 on the list with 20,000 (down 44%) while Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” skips 7-5 with 19,000 (down 10%) to close out the top five.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, breaks the Nielsen-era record for the longest No. 1 run as it picks up a 16th week at the top.

Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake, retains the No. 2 spot while Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan, steps 4-3 with Airplay Gainer honors. The surging single off of Drake's now-available “Nothing was the Same” album reached 10.6 million listeners (on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart) in the Sept. 18-24 tracking week, according to Nielsen BDS.

Eminem’s “Berzerk” slides 3-4 in its fourth week while Maejor Ali’s “Lolly,” featuring Juicy J and Justin Bieber, blasts onto the chart at No. 5. The impressive debut ties Drake’s “Hold On” for the second-highest opening in 2013 behind “Berzerk” (No. 2 on Sept. 14) and marks the highest debut by a new artist. (It also marks Bieber's highest charting hit, surpassing "Right Here," which rose to No. 36 in March.)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” featuring Mary Lambert, dips 5-6 as J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile,” featuring TLC, steps 8-7 with the Streaming Gainer award. Thanks to the release of its video on Sept. 18, “Smile” experienced an 85% growth in U.S. streams to 1.6 million.

Macklemore & Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton, slips two positions (6-8) as does Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U,” featuring Kendrick Lamar (7-9). Closing out the top 10 is Chris Brown’s “Love More,” featuring Nicki Minaj, which recedes 9-10 in its ninth week.