Lil Yachty earns his highest-charting effort on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated March 24) as Lil Boat 2 opens at No. 2 with 64,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. The set surpasses his previous chart high, achieved with Teenage Emotions, which peaked at No. 4 last year.
As Boat sets sail, three of its tracks debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: “NBAYoungboat,” featuring NBA YoungBoy (No. 31); “66,” featuring Trippie Redd (No. 36); and “Boom!,” featuring Ugly God (No. 43).
Logic Takes Over: A new album also triggers several song debuts for Logic, whose Bobby Tarantino II opens atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Tarantino II earned 119,000 equivalent album units and secures the rapper’s third No. 1 on the latter list, following The Incredible True Story (2015) and Everybody (2017).
The momentum extends to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, on which Logic debuts eight tracks:
“Indica Badu,” featuring Wiz Khalifa (No. 26)
“Contra” (No. 28)
“Overnight” (No. 32)
“Midnight” (No. 37)
“Wassup,” featuring Big Sean (No. 40)
“Yuck” (No. 42)
“BoomTrap Protocol” (No. 48)
“Warm It Up,” featuring Young Sinatra (No. 49)
The newcomers join two Tarantino II titles already on the chart: “Everyday,” with Marshmello, which lifts 21-16 with the week’s Streaming Gainer award and “44 More” (32-21).
‘Flair’ Up: Plus, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs welcomes a new top 10 as Offset and Metro Boomin’s “Ric Flair Drip” moves 11-10. The collaboration strengthens at radio, lifting 28-22 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 22 percent gain in audience (to 10 million) in the week ending March 18.
BlocBoy & Drake Hit Top 10: On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive,” featuring Drake, shoots 19-10 in its fifth charting week to reach the region for the first time. The collaboration powers with a 22 percent upgrade in audience to 15 million for the week ending March 18.
“Look” also enters the top 10 of Rhythmic Songs, courtesy of a 15-10 hike. There, the song grows in weekly plays by 14 percent.
Sade Returns: Sade’s first new song in nearly seven years, “Flower of the Universe,” starts at No. 25 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales with 6,000 sold in the week ending March 15. The track is on the soundtrack to the Ava DuVernay-directed Disney film A Wrinkle in Time.