Mac Miller’s The Divine Feminine offers more success for the Pittsburgh rapper (something the city can rejoice in after the Steelers’ painful loss to the Eagles yesterday) as the project debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. Drake also is back in a familiar spot after VIEWS was pushed down the list the past few weeks. Usher’s new project lands in the Top 10 while listeners were less hyped for Chinx’s second posthumous album as Legends Never Die debuts down the charts at #121 with 5,320 album sales.

Drake Regains His Throne

Drake returns to the #1 spot with VIEWS. This is the LP’s 13th week in that position and it saw 53,126 equivalent album units sold. Drizzy spent seven weeks away from the top spot, which according to Billboard is the longest time in between for a project in three years. The album now officially has passed one billion streams on Apple Music.

Mac Miller Impresses With “Divine Feminine” Chart Position

Mac Miller’s The Divine Feminine debuts at #2. With 47,723 equivalent album sales, it’s his second-highest chart position of his career. He earned a #1 album in 2011 with Blue Slide Park. 2013’s Watching Movies With the Sound Off, landed in the #3 spot. Miller’s GO:OD AM album peaked at #4 upon its release a year ago.

Usher’s Four-Year Break Reaps Rewards

Usher’s Hard II Love lands at #5 with 38,426 equivalent album units. After going four years in between albums, the sales landscape has changed significantly, but the project had 10.7 million streams as a TIDAL exclusive. Following the success of his “No Limit” single, this is Usher’s eighth Top 10 album on Billboard’s chart, according to the publication.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 09/22/2016

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 Drake – VIEWS – 53,126 (8,098) [57,353,624]
#2 Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine – 47,723 (32,119) [20,345,569]
#3 Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Album – 46,103 (15,726) [24,106,999]
#5 Usher – Hard II Love – 38,426 (27,559) [10,730,938]
#7 Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight – 31,706 (4,691) [37,057,777]
#12 Rihanna – ANTI – 23,775 (4,195) [23,725,088]
#10 Frank Ocean – Blonde – 22,217 (4,528) [26,533,964]
#15 Beyonce — LEMONADE — 21,874 (15,358) [1,561,008]
#18 Kanye West – The Life of Pablo – 17,605 (0) [23,410,091]
#20 DJ Khaled – Major Key – 16,817 (3,475) [15,214,782]