Kid Ink took advantage of the Christmas holiday to release his latest album, Summer in the Winter, which arrives at No. 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 8 on Rap Albums (dated Jan. 16). The set bows with 11,000 sold the week ending Dec. 31, according to Nielsen Music. The album is the fifth top 10 set on both lists for the rapper.
Above Kid Ink on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Bryson Tiller leaps 9-2 with Trapsoul (25,000), scoring a 75 percent sales gain. Tiller is among the numerous artists that benefit from newly-received digital music store gift cards on Christmas. Acts including Fetty Wap (11-5), Future (16-6) and Meek Mill (35-18) all surge thanks in part to gift-card redemptions, combined with sale pricing and promotion at digital retailers.
Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Post Malone hits a new high with “White Iverson” (10-6), up by 103 percent in download sales and 43 percent in streams (both for the week ending Dec. 31). On the Billboard Hot 100, "Iverson" jumps 24-15 (also reaching a new peak), adding top Streaming Gainer honors.
Also on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Beyonce debuts … well, at least her name does, as Lil Durk and DeJ Loaf’s “My Beyonce” bounces in at No. 49. It’s the first time that the superstar diva’s name has appeared in the title of a chart entry on the list, although it's the second time she's appeared in the title field on any Billboard chart. Queen B was previously named in Cazwell’s “I Seen Beyonce…,” which hit No. 23 on Dance Club Songs in 2009.