Hip-hop dominates the Billboard album chart once again, as Future reaches No. 1 with “High Off Life,” the seventh time in the last three months a rap album has held the top spot.
“High Off Life,” with guest spots by Drake, DaBaby, Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Scott, had the equivalent of 153,000 album sales in the United States, including 186 million streams, according to Nielsen Music. It also moved 16,000 copies as a complete package, with help from merchandise bundles on Future’s website.
For the last 12 weeks, the only non-hip-hop titles to reach No. 1 have been “Here and Now,” by the country singer Kenny Chesney, and “After Hours,” by the R&B-pop star the Weeknd, which held the top slot four times in a row.
Lil Baby’s “My Turn” is No. 3, Drake’s “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” is No. 4, and DaBaby’s “Blame It on Baby” is in fifth place. “Good Intentions” by the Canadian rapper Nav, last week’s chart-topper, fell to No. 10 in its second week out.