Yo Gotti Debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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Yo Gotti's "I Am" debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 47,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, his biggest weekly sales figure to date. His previous best came on Jan. 28, 2012, when "Live From the Kitchen" opened with 16,000 first-week units, good for a No. 4 debut. The current set's entrance marks Gotti's eighth chart appearance and third top 10, following 2006's "Back 2 Da Basics" (No. 6) and "Kitchen." The launch of "I Am" comes on the heels of a solid year at radio, as the Memphis rapper posted six songs on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop in 2013, including his No. 12-peaking '"Act Right,'" featuring Jeezy and YG.

Eminem’s "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" holds on for a third week at No. 1 (120,000 copies, down 42%) while Mary J. Blige’s "A Mary Christmas" skips 5-3 in its sixth week. The latter album recently went on sale in Starbucks stores, and Blige also performed on HSN (Nov. 17). The holiday set experienced a 109% increase to 31,000 units, its biggest sales week yet.

Drake’s "Nothing was the Same" slips 3-4 in its 10th week with 30,000, a 7% drop and Justin Timberlake’s "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" closes out the top five with 17,000, a 4% decline.

Just outside the top 10, Webbie also makes his eighth visit to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as "Savage Life 4" debuts at No. 7 (13,000). The set marks his sixth consecutive top 10 opening dating to 2005's "Savage Life," which began at No. 4. The Louisiana rapper was last on the list in 2011 when "Savage Life 3" entered at No. 3 with 30,000 and scored his best sales week on March 15, 2008, when "Savage Life 2" moved 72,000 and started at No. 3. Webbie's '"What I Do,'" the lead single off "Savage Life 4," peaked at No. 33 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop during its six-week run this summer.

Things are a little quieter on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs where the top five tracks remain stationary. Eminem’s "The Monster" marks its fourth week atop the list while Drake’s "Hold On, We’re Going Home" (2-2), Mike WiLL Made-It’s "23" (3-3), Jay Z’s "Holy Grail" (4-4) and Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" (5-5) all stay put.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ "White Walls" continues its climb up the chart moving 8-6 in its 12th week. The fourth single off of "The Heist" is still gaining across all three chart metrics with a 15% increase to 42.3 million listener impressions, a 17% rise to 1.2 million US streams (according to Nielsen BDS), and a 13% lift to 56,000 downloads, its biggest sales week yet.

YG’s "My Hitta" (6-7) and Chris Brown’s "Love More" (7-8) each slip one position while Justin Timberlake’s "TKO" slides up 10-9 in its 10th week. Sevyn Streeter enters the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the first time as "It Won’t Stop" jumps 14-10 in its 11th week. Her only other chart appearance, "I Like It," peaked at No. 48 on the list in May.