Rapper Big Sean released his latest album on Feb. 3, and following the tracking week which ended on Feb. 9, he's claiming a second No. 1 album. I Decided debuted at the peak position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart as reflected on the Feb. 14 refresh.
I Decided opens with a strong 151,000 equivalent units in its opening frame. Of that sum, only a mere 65,000 were in actual sales. Big Sean's new record is joining the streaming wave that seems to be taking a significant hold on R&B hip-hop and rap artists. For every 1,500 streams from an album, that equates to one unit while for every 10 downloads, one unit is also added to the tally.
The album kicked off with lead single "Bounce Back" which was released in October 2016. The song is contributing to the Top 200 tally as it moves from No. 15 to No. 6 over on the Hot 100 songs chart. It climbs from No. 8 to No. 3 on Streaming Songs having 25.8 million hits through official platforms and is up 31 percent in activity. "Bounce Back" also rises on Radio Songs having 48 million impressions, up 15 percent. On Digital Songs, "Bounce Back" falls from No. 26 to No. 31 but is up six percent moving 24,000 downloads. Both the download and streaming charts count towards final Top 200 listing since December 2014.
Following "Bounce Back," "Moves" was released as the first promotional single on Dec. 22, 2016. It has since been serviced to radio on Jan. 10, 2017, being the official second single. It has so far peaked at No. 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Big Sean's I Decided follows 2015's No. 1 album Dark Sky Paradise which opened with 173,000 units while 139,000 of those units were in pure sales.