The Game Earns Ninth Top 10 Album With ‘1992’
The Game dropped a new album, 1992, earlier this month, and has inched closer to a big career milestone in the process, as the release has given him his ninth top ten album. As Billboard reports, 1992 debuted at no. 4 on the Album 200 chart, moving 32,000 total units, 25,000 of which were traditional album sales.
His previous albums to register within the top ten are as follows, The Documentary, which hit no. 1 in 2005, Doctor’s Advocate which likewise hit the top spot in 2006, LAX, which reached as high as no. 2 in 2008, The R.E.D. Album which returned Game to the no. 1 spot in 2011. Jesus Piece, meanwhile, hit no. 6 in 2012, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf got as high as no. 7 in 2014, while last year, he saw The Documentary 2 peak at no. 2 with The Documentary 2.5 topping out at no. 6. Those keeping score will note that that list includes every Game album released since his debut over a decade ago.
Game celebrated some of the album's success on Instagram (included below) and likewise announced European tour dates starting this November going through late December.
What makes the chart achievement all the more noteworthy is that 1992 was propelled through beef rather than any wave-making single. Game's collab with Jeremih "All Eyez" is included as a bonus track, just after his Meek Mill diss "92 Bars." As for his previous attack on Meek, "Pest Control," a video was released in late September despite the track not making the album.
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