The Stream: will The Weeknd's Starboy live up to its hype?

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With the holiday season getting closer, the charts are already starting to see a rise in holiday albums leaving the albums who have previously been top ranked for a consistent amount of weeks dropping significantly. So, the albums that have been lingering on the charts have been in the Top 20 for more than months at a time, it's time for new music to take over.  

Luckily, hip-hop has The Weeknd's album to look forward to, Starboy, which has been getting a lot of hype after the success of the first two singles off the album, Starboy, and False Alarm. Starboy's release date is Nov.25th. 

The Weeknd's isn't the only artist releasing new music in the month of November in the hip-hop and R&B charts. A Tribe Called Quest is set to release their new album, We Got it From Here...Thank you 4 Your Service on Nov.11th, and E-40 releases The D-Boy Diary Books 1 & 2 on Nov. 18th according to

Here's What's on the Billboard Top 100 Chart: (Overall) (Hip-Hop & R&B)

  1. The Weeknd, Starboy (2nd)
  2. D.R.A.M B.R.O.C.C.O.L.I (5th)
  3. Bruno Mars,  24k Magic (6th)
  4. Zay Hillfigerr & Zayion McCall, Juju on that Beat (9th)
  5. Rae Strummurd, Black Beatles (16th)
  6. Young M.A, OOOUUU (22nd)
  7. Drake, One Dance (23rd)
  8. Drake, Fake Love (24th)
  9. Amine, Caroline (25th) 
  10. Rihanna Needed Me (28th)

As what's top ranked for the Billboard 100 Hip-Hop & R&B Charts

  1. The Weeknd, Starboy
  2. D.R.A.M, B.R.O.L.L.O.L.I
  3. Zay Hillfigerr & Zayion McCall, Juju on that Beat
  4. Rae Strummurd, Black Beatles
  5. Young M.A, OOOUUU
  6. Drake, One Dance
  7. Drake, Fake Love
  8. Amine, Caroline
  9. Rihanna, Needed Me 
  10. Tori Lanez, Luv

& Finally, for Billboard's Top 200 Albums, for Hip-Hop & R&B

  1. Drake, Views (5th)
  2. Travis Scott, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (16th) 
  3. Rihanna, Anti (18th) 
  4. D.R.A.M, Big Baby (19th) 
  5. Kanye West, The Life of Pablo (25th)
  6. Solange, A seat at the table (27th)
  7. Rae Strummurd , Stemmlife 2 (28th) 
  8. Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book (29)
  9. 21 Savage, Savage Mode (32nd)
  10. Beyonce, Lemonade (33rd)

As for the international music scene, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina was this past weekend, which celebrated the Best in latin music for the third year in a row. The star-studded concert was held in Miami, Florida. The concert included appearances and live performances from Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Juanes, J. Balvin, Farruko and the king of Miami himself, Pitbull who received the "Corazon Latino" award for opening two SLAM charter schools one in Nevada and one in his hometown of Miami. 

As for the Billboard Charts, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, and Carlos Vives & Shakira, still, rule the top three.

Billboard Latin Chart 

  1. Daddy Yankee, Shaky, Shaky 
  2. Nicky Jam,  Hasta La Amanecer
  3. Carlos Vives & Shakira, La Bicicleta
  4. Enrique Iglesias, Duele El Corazon
  5. J. Balvin, Feat. Pharrell Williams, Safari
  6. Zion & Lennox, Otra Vez
  7. Farruko, Chillax
  8. Deorro Feat. Pitbull, and Elvis Bailar
  9. Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Tengo Que Colgar
  10. Ricky Martin Vente Pa' Qua