*Billboard’s Rap Albums chart is finding new residents in two white teenagers from Omaha, Nebraska.
Billboard references Nielsen Music, which notes that the rap duo Jack & Jack have occupied the No. 3 spot on the chart with selling 22,000 copies of its four-song debut EP, “Calibraska.”
While Jack & Jack members Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson may not be as well known as other rap groups, the pair has been making an impact on social media since the arrival of their popular Vine account in 2013.
According to Billboard, the Vine account is currently one of the 20 most followed accounts globally with followers currently amounting to 5.8 million. In addition to the Rap Albums chart, Jack & Jack is making noise on the Billboard 200 with entering at No. 12, the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 8 and Independent Albums chart at No. 3.
The arrival of “Calibraska” comes after six songs from the album charted on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart. In addition, the duo stuck a nerve on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with six tunes including its most charting in February with “Like That,” featuring Skate, reaching No. 36.
Topping the Rap Albums chart was the Shady Records-produced “Southpaw: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture” with 32,000 copies sold. The soundtrack’s mark carried over into the on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with 27,000 digital downloads helping to move Eminem’s “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani up from 42 to 25 in its third week on the chart. The Detroit rapper’s other “Southpaw” soundtrack tune, “Phenomenal,” returned to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 29 after being off the chart for two weeks off of the chart.
On the Rap Digital Songs chart, two other “Southpaw” soundtrack songs made their presence known with Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard’s “Beast,” featuring Busta Rhymes, KXNG Crooked and Tech N9ne coming in at No. 13 after selling 17,000 downloads and Bad Meets Evil‘s “Raw” entering the sales chart at No. 39 with 7,000 downloads sold.
J. Cole’s assist on Janet Jackson’s latest single “No Sleeep” is proving positive with the track rising from 44 to 18 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. A new version of the “No Sleeep” video that features the North Carolina lyricist also contributed to the song’s surge.
To hear Jack & Jack’s lead single, “California,” from its EP, Calibraska, check out the video below: