Hip Hop Album Sales: Jaden Smith & PnB Rock Make Modest Billboard 200 Debuts

Jaden Smith, PnB Rock, and Moneybagg Yo’s collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again debuted on the Billboard 200 for the week ending November 23.

Smith’sSYRE hits the chart at #23, while PnB Rock’sCatch These Vibes checks in at #17. Meanwhile, Moneybagg Yo and YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s joint project, Fed Baby’s, enters at #20.

Elsewhere on the chart, Lil Peep’s debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1, made a huge leap in the wake of his overdose death. The project jumped from #169 to #38, a 216 percent increase in sales.

SYRE Makes His Grand Entrance

A post shared by Jaden Smith (@c.syresmith) on Oct 3, 2017 at 11:01am PDT

Despite some of SYRE’s otherworldly themes, Jaden Smith’s inaugural album has debuted in the Top 25. With 20,467 total album equivalent units sold (3,813 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 23,964,925), SYRE was able to land in the #23 slot. It serves as Smith’s first time on the Billboard 200 chart as a solo artist. In 2010, he collaborated with Justin Bieber on the song “Never Say Never,” which was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA.

His 2012 mixtape, The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1, failed to chart on the Billboard 200.

Mellow Vibes

I ain’t gotta like her pics, she know a nigga wavy 🌊 #CatchTheseVibes

A post shared by 2017. (@pnbrock) on Nov 21, 2017 at 5:19pm PST

PnB Rock’s new project,Catch These Vibes, has entered the Billboard 200 at #17 with 26,503 total album equivalent units sold (3,754 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 32,233,846. The album marks the Philly-based rapper’s debut studio album and follows the success of singles like “Selfish” — which is certified platinum — and “Horses” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Kodak Black.

His latest mixtape, GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions, was released in January.

Fed Babies

Go follow @project_baby_1k 🖤 #38baby

A post shared by 38BABY | DON DADA (@nba_youngboy) on Nov 24, 2017 at 12:59am PST

Moneybagg Yo and YoungBoy Never Broke Again have also rolled through with a new project — Fed Baby’s. The collaborative effort clocks in at #20 with 21,695 total album equivalent units sold (4,534 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 25,129,103).

It’s one of the few offerings from Moneybagg since August’s Federal 3x mixtape. YoungBoy Never Broke Again released Ain’t Too Long last month.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/23/2017

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

  1. Lil Uzi Vert — Luv Is Rage 2 — #8 — 40,841 (1,441 ) [55,678,387]
  2. Post Malone — Stoney — #10 — 39,323 (3,290) [49,095,618]
  3. Chris Brown — Heartbreak On A Full Moon — #11 — 38,830 (6,126) [46,038,300]
  4. Offset, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin — Without Warning — #14 — 30,370 (2,045)[41,403,498]
  5. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #15 — 28,978 (7,556) [28,946,669]
  6. Lil Pump — Lil Pump — #16 — 28,133 (1,271) [36,425,055]
  7. PnB Rock — Catch These Vibes — #17 — 26,503 (3,754) [32,233,846]
  8. Khalid — American Teen — #18 — 24,994 (2,744) [29,663,270]
  9. Moneybagg Yo & YoungBoy Never Broke Again — Fed Baby’s — #20 — 21,695 (4,534) [25,129,103]
  10. Jaden Smith — Syre — #23 — 20,467 (3,813) [23,964,925]
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