ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Crash Talk’ Debuts at No. 1 On Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart


ScHoolboy Q claims his third straight No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as CrasH Talk starts atop the ranking dated May 11. The set, released April 26 through Top Dawg/Interscope, opens with 81,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 2, according to Nielsen Music.

The rapper, born Quincy Hanley, previously achieved No. 1s with 2014’s Oxymoron and 2016’s Blank Face LP, both of which secured one week on top.

Talk likewise arrives at No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart and secures ScHoolboy Q’s third leader on the list, following the previously mentioned two albums. On the all-genre Billboard 200, Talk debuts at No. 3.

As Talk makes its chart entrance, three of the album’s songs debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: “Floating,” featuring 21 Savage (No. 25), “CHopstix,” with Travis Scott (No. 32) and “CrasH” (No. 46). Meanwhile, previous album release “Numb Numb Juice” re-enters the list at No. 38, having reached a No. 25 high in March.

“Floating” begins as the highest-streamed song of the pack, with 11.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 2. The song bows at No. 23 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart and No. 21 on Rap Streaming Songs.

“CHopstix,” meanwhile, finds the most favor at radio as it returns to R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay at No. 49 after debuting at No. 36 three weeks ago. The collaboration also starts on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart at No. 37.

The activity surrounding Talk and its songs prompts ScHoolboy Q’s No. 12 re-entry on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which ranks the most popular artists each week through a combination of album sales, song downloads, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction. The rapper notches his best weekly showing on the list since he soared to a No. 5 peak in July 2016.