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Beyonce & JAY-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Launches at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Beyoncé and JAY-Z debut at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Everything Is Love and send four songs to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z — billed as The Carters — debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated June 30) with Everything Is Love, which earned 123,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music.

The first joint set from the husband-and-wife duo was released exclusively via Tidal on June 16 before its expansion to digital retailers and other paid streaming tiers two days later.

Four Love songs debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, led by “Apes**t” (No. 9), whose entrance stems largely from its 24.1 million streams in the tracking week. Beyond “Apes**t,” The Carters arrive with “Boss,” (No. 38), “Summer,” (No. 42) and “Nice” (No. 48).

Nas Returns to Top 10: Nas opens at No. 4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with Nasir (77,000 units). The set marks Nas’ 14th top 10 on the list, and brings him back to the region for the first time since his Life Is Good, which spent two weeks at No. 1 in 2012.

Here’s a look at Nas’ 14 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums top 10s:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
Nasir, No. 4, June 30, 2018
Life Is Good, No. 1 (two weeks), Aug. 4, 2012
Distant Relatives, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, No. 1 (one week), June 5, 2010
Untitled, No. 1 (two weeks), Aug. 2, 2008
Hip Hop is Dead, No. 1 (one week), Jan. 6, 2007
Street’s Disciple, No. 2, Dec. 18, 2004
God’s Son, No. 1 (one week), Jan. 4, 2003
The Lost Tapes, No. 3, Oct. 12, 2002
Stillmatic, No. 1 (six weeks), Jan. 5, 2002
Nastradamus, No. 2, Dec. 11, 1999
I Am…, No. 1 (three weeks), April 24, 1999
The Firm – The Album, Nas Escobar, Foxy Brown, AZ & Nature, No. 1 (one week), Nov. 8, 1997
It Was Written, No. 1 (seven weeks), July 20, 1996
Illmatic, No. 2, May 7, 1994

Nasir also sparks Nas’ 49th hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, “Cop Shot the Kid” (featuring Kanye West), which debuts at, coincidentally, No. 49.