It's official. Justin Timberlake has the best-selling R&B album of the year thus far.
Billboard broke the news Wednesday, listing the top 10 performing albums on its mid-year chart, which highlights well selling albums from Rihanna, Alicia Keys and T.I.
Topping the Mid-Year "Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart," Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" has sold 2.037 million copies in the U.S. since its release. Not only does that make the album double Platinum material, but it shows that many acts are struggling to sell albums since not one in the mid-year top 10 comes close to the two, or even one, million mark.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow Timberlake at no.2 on the chart thanks to "The Heist," which has sold 653,000 copies to date — 150,000 copies more than Lil Wayne, who comes in at no.3 with "I Am Not A Human Being II" (503,000).
Rihanna comes in at no.4 with 493,000 copies sold of her 2012 effort, "Unapologetic."
Hip Hop artists Kanye West (Yeezus, 392,000); J. Cole (Born Sinner, 381,000); A$AP Rocky (Long Live A$AP, 378,000), Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, MAAD City, 364,000); and T.I. (Trouble Man, 231,000) round out the top 10.
Alicia Keys also rounds out the top 10 with "Girl On Fire," which has sold 287,000 copies this year (the album was released last Fall/2012).
According to Nielsen Soundscan these figures include sales up to the week ending June 30.