The Billboard 200 chart is the biggest indicator of the success of newly released albums and many of the chart-topping records this spring had one thing in common. Hip-hop albums are all the rage right now and here are some of the very best that topped the charts in the past month.
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar’s fans spent five years waiting for his latest studio album, so it’s not a surprise to see it soar to No. 1. This record took things to a whole new level by scoring the largest week for an album released in 2022.
I Never Liked You – Future
Future never had any trouble topping the Billboard 200 chart and he did it for the eighth time with I Never Liked You. This album reunited the rapper with many of his long-time collaborators such as Drake, Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, and Kodak Black.
It’s Almost Dry – Pusha T
Pusha T’s latest studio effort featured A-list collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, and Labrinth and its chart triumph was easy to predict.
Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator
Seeing Tyler, the Creator score No. 1 with Call Me If You Get Lost this April was somewhat of an anomaly for the Billboard 200 chart, but it’s easy to explain. The album was originally released in June last year, but its vinyl release pushed it back to No. 1.