Anderson .Paak’s ‘Ventura’ Debuts in Top Five on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart


Anderson .Paak earns his first top five set on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Ventura debuts at No. 2 on the list dated April 27. Ventura earned 55,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 18, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 39,000 units came through album sales, making it the top-selling R&B or hip-hop title of the week.

The singer/rapper previously appeared on the chart with the No. 9-peaking Malibu in 2016 and last year’s Oxnard, which crested at No. 6.

Ventura, which counts Dr. Dre as an executive producer, concurrently debuts at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart and No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

In addition to the new album arrival, .Paak also claims his first two debuts on the Hot R&B Songs chart. “Make It Better,” featuring Smokey Robinson opens at No. 19, while the Andre 3000-assisted “Come Home” begins at No. 25.

“Better” also finds a warm reception on the Adult R&B Songs airplay list, with a No. 24 entrance. The song marks .Paak’s second career entry, following “Tints,” a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar that climbed to No. 9 in March. Robinson, meanwhile, notches his seventh Adult R&B Songs hit since the chart began in 1993, and his first since “That Place” in 2010-11.