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Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Cherry Bomb’ Debuts at No. 1

Tyler, The Creator takes the top album spot on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop albums chart, with Young Thug making his album chart debut and Percy Sledge making waves across our digital songs chart…

Tyler, The Creator takes the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Cherry Bomb enters with 51,000 first week sales, according to Nielsen Music (in the week ending April 19). It’s the rapper’s second chart-topper after Goblin started at the top in 2011 (45,000 sold). His 2013 follow-up, Wolf, landed a No. 2 arrival, along with his best sales week (89,000). On Rap Digital Songs, new song “Smuckers” lands a No. 30 debut, with 10,000 downloads during the week ending April 19.


Cherry Bomb was released digitally on April 13 and was originally planned to come out on physical formats on April 28. However, its physical release was accelerated to April 17 to coincide with its digital bow. He additionally debuts at No. 18 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart amid the attention surrounding the album release.

Young Thug Debuts: Also arriving on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Young Thug makes his album chart debut as Barter 6 comes in at No. 5 with 17,000 copies sold (stemming from four full days of sales following its April 16 release). While not part of the set, Young Thug stands at No. 12 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a featured artist on Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Sum Mo,” also featuring Nicki Minaj, its current peak. The rapper re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 52.

Percy Sledge Remembered: Over on R&B Digital Songs, Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” enters at No. 9, selling 20,000 downloads (up 2,316 percent) following his death on April 14. The track spent four weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in April of 1966, the singer’s sole chart-topper on the list. Sledge posted a total of 12 hits on the chart from 1966-1974, with four titles peaking in the top 10. “When A Man Loves A Woman” was his first song to land on the chart and was followed up by “Warm And Tender Love,” which reached No. 5 in July of 1966.