Russ adds a third top 10 album to his Billboard resume as Shake The Snow Globe debuts at No. 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart dated Feb. 15. The set earned 63,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Globe follows the rapper/singer’s major-label debut, There’s Really A Wolf, which also arrived at No. 4 in 2017. The next year, his Zoo album debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart.
The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart ranks the genre’s most popular albums each week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
With 39,000 units of Globe’s starting sum derived from album sales, the set is top-selling album of the week across all genres and debuts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales chart – Russ’ first to achieve the feat. In a tweet, the 27-year-old acknowledged the milestone and referenced his many independent releases before this 2017 breakthrough, writing, “This is 11 albums & another 140+ songs just to get to THIS point. This isn’t luck. This is work. LOVE.”
As Globe arrives, its current single, “Best on Earth,” with BIA, also unlocks new career bests for Russ. The track pushes 9-8 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart to match 2017’s “Losin Control” for his best showing on the radio ranking. “Earth” climbs through a 9% jump in plays in the week ending Feb. 9.
The collaboration also secures Russ’ first top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, as it lifts 11-10 thanks to an 11% boost to 13 million in audience in the week ending Feb. 9.
Radio gains at both formats help “Earth” shift 49-47 on the Radio Songs chart, Russ’ first career entry to crack the all-genre ranking. Airplay improvements also give Russ, via “Earth,” career-high placements on the Hot Rap Songs (No. 17), Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (No. 22) and Billboard Hot 100 (No. 52) charts.