The Stream: Hip-Hop Drops on the Charts; How Latin Artists Stay Popular

It’s been a hard week for Hip-Hop, with plenty albums dropping in the Billboard 200’s, many artists are struggling to stay on top. Travis Scott’s Bird in the Trap Sings McKnight dropped from the No.1 spot to No.6, Frank Ocean’s Blonde went from No.10 to No.13, Rihanna’s Anti and Beyoncé’s Lemonade also dropped significantly this week. On the bright side, Drake is having a good week, with Views, his latest album going up one spot on the charts debuting at No.2.

Here Are the Top 20 albums on the Billboard 200’s Chart.

  • No.2 Views, Drake
  • No.6 Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Travis Scott
  • No.13 Blonde, Frank Ocean
  • No.14 Anti, Rihanna
  • No.15 Lemonade, Beyoncé
  • No.22 The Life of Pablo, Kanye West
  • No.29 Trap Soul, Bryson Tiller
  • No.32 Tory Lanez
  • No.31 Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper
  • No.34 Isiah, Kevin Gates
  • No.45 (new on the charts) One Way, Tamela Mann
  • No.46 The Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd
  • No.58 Jeffery, Young Thug
  • No.60 Sremmlife 2, Rae Sremmurd
  • No.62 2014 Forest Hills Drive,
  • No.65 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
  • No.66 AIM, M.I.A
  • ·No.69 What A Time to be Alive, Drake & Future
  • No.71, Take Care, Drake
  • No.74, Blank Face, LP ScHoolboy Q

The charts seem to be showing a different case in artist’s songs, though, having a lot of songs at the same spot or even higher, and very few dropping on the charts for Hip-Hop and R&B.

  • No.1 Needed Me, Rihanna
  • No.2 Broccoli, D.R.A.M Feat. Lil Yachty
  • No.3 One Dance, Drake Feat.Wizkid & Kyla
  • No.4 Too Good, Drake feat Rihanna
  • No.5. Luv, Tory Lanez
  • No.6 Sucker for Pain, Lil’Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign Feat. X ambassadors
  • No.7 Panda, Desiigner
  • No.8 For Free, DJ Khaled Feat. Drake
  • No.9 Controlla, Drake
  • No.10 Timmy Turner

New Music to Check out this Week; Albums to Look Forward ToAccording to HHNHH, The Weeknd’s Instagram announced the artist’s new album “Starboy”, the article states that Starboy may be more left-field than Beauty Behind the Madness, which was a great success. Another artist releasing a new project according to HNHH, is T.I, the rapper recently announced a new project called Us or Else, according to the rapper, the mixtape will have inspiration from the Black Lives Matter Movement and serve as a reaction to the race issues America continues to face,” The project came out on Sept.23rd which will be followed by Tip’s next official album, The Dime Trap which is still without a release date.

Latin Music Scene: How Shakira and Carlos Vives Stay Popular Throughout the Years How international music stars stay relevant, Carlos Vives has been making music for over 20 years, and Shakira has been putting out hit after hit since the 90’s, so how do these stars stay top of the charts? They conform into what is popular now with their music, by collaborating with new artists, the music veterans can stay relevant with the changes in every decade. For example, Shakira’s collaboration’s with Wyclef Jean, Pitbull and Calle 13, and Carlo’s Vives collaborations with Wisin and Daddy Yankee, now the dynamic duo is collaborating with each other to make another hit.

Here are the Top Ten Songs on the Billboard Latin 100 Chart

  • No.1 Duele El Corazon, Enrique Iglesias, Feat Wisin
  • No.2 Hasta La Amancer 2, Nicky Jam
  • No.3 La Bicicleta, Carlos Vives Feat. Shakira
  • No.4 Chillax, Farruko Feat. Ky-Man Marley
  • No.5 Shaky Shaky, Daddy Yankee
  • No.6 Otra Vez, Zion & Lennox Feat. J Balvin
  • No.7 El Perdedor, Maluma Feat. Yandel
  • No.8 De Pies A Cabeza, Mana & Nicky Jam
  • No.9 La Carretera, Prince Royce
  • No.10 Ay Mi Dios, IamChino Feat. Pitbull, Yandel & Chacal

New Artist Spotlight: Artists to Check Out Lil Uzi Vert: Fact Magazine claimed the rapper’s songs are engineered to be delivered in the club, other tracks like “Moist” and “Nuyork Nights at 21” show a willingness to experiment that’s a breath of fresh air: Listen if you like early Kid Cudi.

Tate Kobang, Fact Magazine stated “Bank Rolls (Remix) was one of 2015 best rap tracks, Kobang seems to have a bright future ahead of him. Listen if you like D.R.A.M

Leslie Grace has been named “Princess of Bachata by Latina Magazine, the soul princess has released music in Spanish and in English and has a captivating voice that has listeners hooked, and dancing. Listen if you like Aventura.