Hip-Hop Albums Are Ruling the Charts This Summer

Polo G in 2019.
Polo G in 2019. Photo by Earl Gibson III/Shutterstock (10506409ch)

We’re only a few weeks into summer 2021, but one thing is pretty clear when it comes to the Billboard charts—hip-hop albums are ruling the world. The majority of the LPs topping the charts since the beginning of the summer belong to this genre, and these three are leading the way.

Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost

Tyler, the Creator didn’t spend a lot of time promoting his latest studio effort, but that didn’t stop it from soaring to no. 1. Call Me If You Get Lost gave us singles “Lumberjack” and “WusYaName” and easily climbed to the top spot on the Billboard 200, becoming the rapper’s second album to do so.

Polo G – Hall of Fame

Polo G has been part of the hip-hop scene for quite some time, but 2021 has proven as his breakout year. Following the success of his chart-topping single “Rapstar”, Polo G gave us an entire LP of epic bangers titled Hall of Fame, which became his first no. 1 album in the US.

Lil Baby and Lil Durk – The Voice of the Heroes

Collaborative albums have been a huge hit on the Billboard 200 chart recently, and The Voice of the Heroes is one of the best examples. It saw Lil Baby and Lil Durk joining forces for a series of epic hip-hop bops, and they really left the world in awe with their partnership.