He ties 2Pac & Lil Wayne for third-most No. 1s among rap acts.
The Game ties 2Pac and Lil Wayne for the third-most No. 1s, among hip-hop acts, on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albumschart, as his new album, 1992, arrives atop the list (dated Nov. 5), marking his eighth chart-topper. Ahead of the trio are Nas, with nine leaders, and Jay Z, with 13. The chart, which ranks the week’s most popular R&B/hip-hop albums of the week, launched in January 1965.
1992 arrives with 25,000 copies sold in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music.
Further, 1992 is The Game’s sixth album to appear on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in 2016 — more than any other act (Boosie Badazz follows with five). The Game last reached the top of the list in 2015 when The Documentary 2 bowed at No. 1 (the set also counts toward his 2016-charting albums since it was on the chart through March of this year).
1992 also starts at No. 1 on the Rap Albums chart, which premiered in 2004. He earns the record for most No. 1s on the newer chart, eight, breaking out of a tie with Lil Wayne and T.I. (each with seven).
1992 was preceded by its lead single “All Eyez,” featuring Jeremih, which climbs 39-30 (a new peak) on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Over on the Billboard Hot 100, the song jumps 100-79 in its second week, becoming his best charting hit in five years, since “Red Nation,” featuring Lil Wayne, peaked at No. 62 in 2011.
The Game concurrently re-enters at No. 15 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (after most recently dotting the July 9 chart at No. 80), which measures artist popularity across all genres by blending album sales, track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media data.