Entertainment DMX’s ‘Exodus’ Marks His 10th Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Lil Tjay’s ‘Calling My Phone’ Tops Rhythmic & Rap Airplay Charts
Lil Tjay’s hit single ‘Calling My Phone,’ featuring 6lack, gives the rising rapper his first No. 1s on any Billboard radio charts after its No. 3 Hot 100 debut in February.On Rhythmic Airplay, “Phone” steps to the summit in its 11th week, with a jump from No. 3. The single gained 17% in plays at monitored U.S. rhythmic radio stations in the week ending May 9 to become the format’s most-played song in that week, according to MRC Data. That double-digit percent gain, notably, represents the week’s largest percentage gain among the chart’s 40 songs. “Phone” dethrones Justin Bieber’s “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, after the latter’s one week in charge.
The lateachieves a 10th top 10 album on Billboard’s chart as Exodus debuts at No. 4. The album, released on May 28 via Def Jam Recordings, arrives with 32,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 3, according to MRC Data.
Exodus is the first posthumous LP for DMX, born Earl Simmons, whoat age 50. The 13-song album is packed with guest appearances, including contributions from Jay-Z, Nas, Alicia Keys and Bono, among others.
As noted above, Exodus secures DMX’s 10th top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Here is a look at his updated top-10 collection, which includes seven No. 1s:
DMX’s Posthumous Album ‘Exodus’ to Feature Jay-Z, Nas & Bono: Full Tracklist Revealed
DMX’s posthumous album, ‘Exodus,’ will feature all-original material, including guest appearances by Jay-Z, Nas, Bono, Alicia Keys and more.On Friday (May 14), the late rapper’s longtime friend and producer Swizz Beatz, who is executive producing the forthcoming project, shared the star-studded 13-song tracklist on social media. Guest appearances include Jay-Z, Nas, Bono, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Moneybagg Yo, among others.
Album Title, Peak Positon, Peak Date
It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, No. 1 (two weeks), June 6, 1998
Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood, No. 1 (four weeks), Jan. 9, 1999
…And Then There Was X, No. 1 (two weeks), Jan. 8, 2000
The Great Depression, No. 1 (one week), Nov. 10, 2001
Grand Champ, No. 1 (one week), Oct. 4, 2003
Year of the Dog…Again, No. 1 (one week), Aug. 19, 2006
The Definition of X: Pick of the Litter, No. 7, June 30, 2007
Undisputed, No. 2, Sept. 29, 2012
The Best of DMX, No. 1 (one week), April 24, 2021
Exodus, No. 4, June 12, 2021
Elsewhere, Exodus debuts at No. 4 on thechart and at No. 8 on the all-genre .
Two of the album’s songs sold enough copies to enter thechart. “Bath Salts,” featuring Jay-Z and Nas, opens at No. 8 thanks to its 2,400 downloads in the week ending May 3, while “That’s My Dog,” featuring The Lox and Swizz Beats, begins at No. 22 with 1,100 in sales.
“Bath Salts” also leads all Exodus songs in streaming, with 4.5 million on-demand U.S. streams.
Activity surrounding Exodus and its songs help DMX re-enter at No. 26 on the, which ranks artist popularity through four music consumption metrics — album sales, track sales, radio airplay, streaming — and social media fan interaction. He previously reached a No. 2 best on the chart in April, following widespread fan activity in the wake of his death.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart .
Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’ returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, while Juice WRLD’s ‘Goodbye & Good Riddance’ jumps back to the top 10 and DMX’s first posthumous album, ‘Exodus,’ debuts at No. 8.Evermore’s sales surge in the week ending June 3 was fueled by a number of drivers, including modern-era record-breaking vinyl LP sales (102,000), Swift-signed CDs and deep discounting on its digital album.