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Rap’s dominance reigns supreme atop this week’s Billboard 200. After debuting at No. 1 last week, the Black Panther soundtrack, curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE, spends a second week at the top of the chart after selling 131,000 equivalent album units (40,000 in pure sales). The album shifted 154,000 equivalent units in its opening week.

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Meanwhile, Migos’ CULTURE II, which topped the Billboard 200 earlier this month, rises from No. 4 to No. 2 with additional sales of 64,000 equivalent units. Nipsey Hussle’s long-awaited debut album Victory Lap fills the No. 4 spot after moving 53,000 equivalent units in its opening week. 30,000 of that amount came from traditional sales, which is an impressively high proportion for a rap album in today’s streaming era.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods slips from No. 2 to No. 6, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. rises from No. 9 to No. 8 following his multiple GRAMMY wins, and Post Malone’s Stoney drops to No. 9.

Check out the latest Billboard 200 top 10 below.

1. Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album (131,000)
2. Migos — CULTURE II (64,000)
3. Various Artists — The Greatest Showman (61,000)
4. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap (53,000)
5. Brandi Carlile — By the Way, I Forgive You (43,000)
6. Justin Timberlake — Man of the Woods (38,000)
7. Ed Sheeran — ÷ (37,000)
8. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. (33,000)
9. Post Malone — Stoney (32,000)
10. Various Artists — Fifty Shades Freed (28,000)

[via Billboard]

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