Young Thug JEFFERY Makes Top 10 Billboard Debut w/ New Album

blame it on Patrick Glynn September 6, 2016

August 26 saw a ton of albums released, from De La Soul’s …And The Anonymous Nobody to Banks & Steelz debut album to Vince Staples’ Prima Donna.

Young Thug outsold them all, though, with JEFFERY as he lands at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart selling 37,000 copies, with 21,000 coming from streaming. This is pretty similar to his Slime Season 3 numbers (38,000 copies).

It was a rough week for hip-hop overall on the charts as three pop debuts all sold over 100,000 — albums from Barbara Streisand, Florida Georgia Line and Britney Spears.

Drake’s Views, Frank Ocean’s Blonde and the Suicide Squad OST all got pushed down three spots to 4-6 because of the three chart-topping debuts.

Beyoncé’s LEMONADE re-entered the top 10, which Billboard attributes to her VMA performance at the beginning of the sales week. For whatever reason, her album, which sold 26,000 copies lands ahead of three albums that sold 30,000-plus.

Rihanna is still in the top 10 with ANTI, too.

Check out the full top 10 below.

1. Barbara Streisand – Encore (149,000 sales)
2. Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots (145,000)
3. Britney Spears – Glory (111,000)
4. Drake – Views (72,000)
5. Frank Ocean – Blonde (67,000)
6. Suicide Squad OST (63,000)
7. Beyoncé – LEMONADE (26,000)
8. Young Thug – JEFFREY (37,000 — only 18,000 from traditional sales)
9. Rihanna – ANTI (32,000)
10. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (30,000)