ScHoolboy Q was forecasted to debut at No. 1 with Oxymoron. As predicted, ScHoolboy holds the top spot with 139,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan via Billboard.
Q’s major label LP is the first No. 1 for Top Dawg Entertainment. Previously, TDE reached No. 2 with Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.D city three years ago.
Interestingly, Q’s Oxymoron is the biggest rap album since Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 opened at 792,000 the first week.
Another big release in hip-hop was Kid Cudi’s Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon that was released unexpectedly. The digital-only LP was debuted on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3 and debuted at No. 4 with 87,000 copies. Here’s the rest of our breakdown of this week’s notable albums.
1. ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron 138,517
2. Disney, Frozen 91,969
4. Kid Cudi, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon 85,860
10. Beyonce, Beyonce 31,471
16. Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP 2 17,394
21. John Legend, Love In The Future 14,327
25. Drake, Nothing Was The Same 11,398
26. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2 10,923
31. Jhene Aiko, Sail Out EP 9,012
33. R. Kelly, Black Panties 8,723
34. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.D. city 8,700