The top album in the country once again belongs to a Hip-Hop act. Brockhampton‘s newest project lands at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Released on September 27, Iridescence has outsold every other release available for purchase. According to Billboard, the LP moved roughly 101,000 units in one week; 79,000 in album sales and the balance in bundle transactions from their website.
Their journey to the top has been a long one though. This is the collective’s fourth album and first major record label debut. The 14-member group’s success can be attributed largely to streaming with their entire catalog of work hitting 540 million clicks to date. Additionally, radio has yet to jump on their wave as their songs have yet to amass more than 1,500 spins.
While they consider themselves to be a boy band their origins is definitely rooted in Hip-Hop. The crew originally formed in 2010 on the Kanye West online fan forum KanyeToThe when lead singer Kevin Abstract made a post asking if anyone would like to form a band. AliveSinceForever was then born but later changed their name to Brockhampton in 2014.
Iridescence features Jaden Smith and the London Community Gospel Choir. This marks the group’s first number one album. You can peep their single “New Orleans” below.
Cardi B went for the threepeat! The Invasion of Privacy rapper has become the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart three times. The latest entry to hit the top of the charts is the “Girls Like You” single from Maroon 5 featuring Cardi, replacing the long-running “In My Feelings” from Drake.
For Cardi, the latest entry to the number one slot follows singles from her debut album “I Like It” with J. Balvin and Bad Bunny that peaked earlier this summer and the breakout hit “Bodak Yellow.”
The run for Cardi B is far from over. With the BET Hip-Hop Awards on the way, the hitmaker can go home with a handful of awards. Congrats go out to cardi B on the win!
Cardi B is the first female rapper with three Hot 100 #1 singles.