Nas Knocks Lil Wayne Off Top, Lands Atop Billboard Charts

Titled or not, Nas’ 9th LP, Untitled lands atop the Billboard charts this week. The set sold 187, 078 copies according to Nielsen’s Soundscan, moving enough units to push Lil Wayne off the No. 1 spot.

But don’t expect Escobar to rest on his laurels. The Queens lyricist is keeping busy with a protest against Fox News in NYC today and an appearance on Comedy Central’s hit show, The Colbert Report, later today.

Meanwhile, Weezy is a step closer to double platinum status. Per Nielsen, Tha Carter III scanned 105, 590 CDs this week- bringing its grant total to 1, 912, 052 after six weeks on the charts. David Banner’s Greatest Story Ever Told barely missed the Top 10, nabbing the No.11 spot with 51, 902. –Anthony Thomas

  • Mac sleepy

    That Wuts Real! Please let My Ni66a Sell A Mill More Than Lil Wayne Non Rappin Ass…

    http://www.myspace.com/macsleepy66

    • Black

      Sorry to tell you this my nigga, but it ain’t gonna happen! Me myself, I would love to see this album go plat, but I doubt that it happens

      • yo

        oh it’ll go platnium no doubt. Just because its a slow burner doesnt mean it wont

      • moe

        EVERY NAS ALBUM HAS GONE PLATINUM EXCEPT HIP HOP IS DEAD WHICH WENT GOLD SO WHY WOULDN’T THIS ONE. AND I TOLD YALL NIGGAS NAS WAS GONNA KNOCK THAT LIL NON RAPPIN NIGGA WAYNE OUT THE BOX. NAS’S WORST IS BETTER THAN WAYNE’S BEST ANY DAY REMEMBER THAT.

  • Three4

    Nas deserves the top spot, no doubt!!!

  • grp03

    Hey Mac Sleepy, shut the fuck up and quit capitalizing the first letter of every word. Deuche bag…

    • Stonyman

      It is spelled douche bag. If you are going to criticize someone over the internets at least get your shit straight.

      On topic: Time for me to go and get my copy.

  • THE SUN GOD

    THIS WAS THE BEST ALBUM BY FAR THIS YEAR MAN . NAS IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE AND MAYBE THE BEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME

    BEST RAPPER IN THE GAME RITE NOW THIS IS MY TOP 3
    1.NAS
    2.JAY-Z
    3.KANYE WEST

    • ko

      ANDRE 3000 IS BETTER THAN KANYE FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD.

  • stuckfresh

    Ass Hole By Nature is better then Wayne and Nas album!!!!!! A.B.N go get that!! and Killer Mike!!! Both of those are HOT!!!!!

  • Mac Sleepy

    Ok Ass Face… And Do Me A Favor & Get Off Lil Wayne Dick… “L”ol

    • Big Deaz

      lol

  • Rockcity

    Nas deserves it!!!! The album is fire.

  • Cinsere

    Nas has officially outlasted G-Unit.

    Untitled = 180K+ first week, #1 spot
    T.O.S. = 90K+ first week, #4 spot

    Longevity will always be better than flavor-of-the-month overnight success. Respect.

    • http://xxlmag.com TheGeneral’

      Yo’ Cincere, good lookin’ on the first week sales. You should smack G-Unit fans in the face wit’ that shit everyday all day. Nas is one of the FEW MCs, that you ain’t fuckin’ wit’. Like Kiss said “lose, lose situation, can’t even win/i seen niggas’ burn they bridges and can’t even swim.” Eh’,…tell Wayne if he wanna’ be the BEST, he gotta’ beat the BEST. Atleast battle somebody, dam’, scary ass nigga’!!!!!!!!!

  • Peru

    Nas’ numbers show how many white suburban teeny booper kids and ignorant ass niggas bought Wayne’s album. Do the math, Nas sells 188,000 in his 1st week (terrible numbers might I add), yet Wayne sells 1.05mil…meaning 827,000 non HIP HOP cultured folks bought Wayne’s album. But then again it dont matter who buys the albums as long as it goes Platinum right? Fuck musical integrity, being an artist, and speaking for a srtuggling generation. We’re only here to make money cuz Hip Hop is just a hustle right??? What a shame…oh well

    P.S. All numbers are estimates bitch!

    • Rizob

      stop comparing numbers and getting emotional, nothing you wrote makes any sense. You have no idea who bought what albums from which artist so stop trying to justify your own ignorant feelings. I know the Wayne Hate is at an all time high, but damn homie, keep it moving……..

    • http://xxl.mag.com TheGeneral’

      Chuuuuuuuch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Real Talk

    Nas not just my favorite rapper but I believe G.O.A.T. 15+ years and still on top. Not suprising number one… again.

    Is dude serious though? A protest against Fox News? Fox News is racist and poison? Ecstasy coke you say its love, but its poison, schools where I learn they should be burned….. uhhhh…. where was I…. oh anyway…

    No they are not ‘fair and balanced’, but Fox News is slanted to the right, as much as CNN, New York Times, the major networks, and other media outlets are slanted to the left, straight up. I don’t see anything wrong wit them presenting the news the way they do. I get my news, info, and viewpoints from nightly network news, newspapers, MSNBC, Fox News, right wing radio talk shows, and liberal documentaries. I’m open minded, cuz everyone has something valid to say, even from people that often have viewpoints that I disagree with.

    I think this is a closed minded move by Nas but congrats on the number one spot.

  • Peru

    Jizob, you got some seamen leaking on your chin…might wanna let Baby like that off cuz its obvious you both got the same taste in Rappers, bet you wanna lick the rapper!!!

    Naw, but for real, I wasn’t hatin on Wayne…or Nas for that matter. Nothing either one of these niggas do has any effect on my life. I was simply shedding some light on some logical thinking. Cuz how can you be a “REAL HIP HOP” fan and not get NAS’ album??? So by that measure of thought my numbers make sense.

    Stop defending Wayne, its just as bad if not worse than hating on him. You don’t know him yet you back him like you’re his bitch…

    • Rizob

      WOW, so whoever doesnt have NaS’ albums doesn’t know real hip-hop? So is NaS the last “real hip-hop” rapper? You seem to think Nas has done no wrong as a rapper. Is this the same guy that put out Nastradamus? Is this the same “real hip-hop” rapper that made a song named “Oochie Wally”? Nigga get real! Stop putting NaS on some sort of God level. Yes, NaS is nice, but he has puts out the same amount of trash as your average rapper.

      And nigga dont think just because you went to target and bought an album that your opinion on “real” hip-hop is valid. Its millions of people that know “real” hip-hop, that doesn’t mean those same millions gonna go out and buy an album.

  • Anthony

    This is fun

  • Michael

    I’m dissapointed with those numbers. I thought he would at least do at least 200K. Streets Disciple did 265K and no one even knew the album had come out. Stillmatic and Gods Son both sold 175K and 120K respectivly but both albums had huge singles that kept the album on the charts. Nas will be lucky to go gold, and that is very dissapointing.

  • Peru

    Nas dont matter, all us niggas really care about is Wayne sold a Million his 1st week and we get to lick the rapper…Fuck NAS!!! Lil Wayne is GOD right???…

    I just threw up on my keyboard after re reading that comment even though it was sarcastic…

  • http://www.dsufjdf.com young J

    Just goes to show no one gives a shit about political stances and bettering the world. All that shit is depressing. The people want something that is going to make them feel better when they listen to it and Nas doesn’t make that type of music. That is why people listen to Wayne. Everyone is hating on wayne, but he’s the only rapper going platinum. So hate him all you want cause he’s laughing straight to the bank. It just goes to show that when you blow up people just wanna bring you down. If you don’t like him fine, but whats the reason to hate? you should all be happy that a rapper is still able to go 2x plat. (about too)

  • REAL TALK 08

    YEZZIR!..once again..congrats to Nas….i hoping he would be number 1!..well deserved…next,..hopefully,Ti will do the same…keep da real hip hop coming…sorry,lil’ wayne…oh congrats to david banner2..

  • cpain94

    never been a fan of nas to sleepy 4 me…dude got no swag…he never has no emotion when he raps…just flatline

  • 619 BALIFORNIA

    Bout time to have someone real back on top. Nas deserves it, he’s been one of the only ones still keeping it real that survived through all of these bull shit trends and fads. Gotta admit there was some weak joints on the album though, like the We Are Not Alone joint or whatever it’s called where he was talking aliens and outer space type shit. I thought the tracks that were throw aways was mostly due to soft production though, Nas has always been on point lyrically. I was mostly feeling the Sly Fox and Middle finger joints, he had some real shit to air out on those. The Fried Chicken joint with Busta was fire too. Overall a solid album.

  • MARK CARTEL

    congrats 2 da nigga nas…he gon definately get a gold plaque…but i realistically dnt c platnum in da picture…muthafuckaz dnt appreciate art

  • grp03

    Nas fans have to be the most self-righteous motherfuckers ever.
    “Nas is so good, hip-hop is dead”
    “he derseves to sell a million”
    “he touches on such important issues and his album has a message”
    “if you dont like this album you dont like hip-hop”
    “im a real hip-hop fan”

    jesus christ quit fucking bitching.

    i have illmatic, stillmatic, and god’s son. theres a couple songs on hip-hop is dead that i like. but you know what, this album just doesn’t do it for me. why? because nas is just as self-righteous these days as the rest of you fuckers.

    thanks to nas, i have had to listen to all these clowns constantly proclaiming hip-hop is dead for the last 2 years. em’s got a new album coming, graduation was incredible, the new g-unit album was underrated, ti and game always put out decent albums. hip-hop aint dead, theres just a lot more clowns then there used to be. so can we please end that argument?

    if your answer is no, then do the rest of us a favor and go sit in your room listening to mid 90s rap and leave us the fuck alone.

    • Rizob

      EXACTLY! im glad you typed it, saved me the trouble…..

      • Chaka

        Thats what I have been trying to say too.I m beginning to feel these days that Nas is overrated.He has not put out more solid albums than Redman or Scarface.Infact he has more trashy albums than most average rappers.Yet some folks think he is the nicest.His new work is not solid but just there.Nothing special or new in it.Peace

  • grp03

    Nas fans have to be the most self-righteous motherfuckers ever.
    “Nas is so good, hip-hop is dead”
    “he derseves to sell a million”
    “he touches on such important issues and his album has a message”
    “if you dont like this album you dont like hip-hop”
    “im a real hip-hop fan”

    jesus christ quit fucking bitching.

    i have illmatic, stillmatic, and god’s son. theres a couple songs on hip-hop is dead that i like. but you know what, this album just doesn’t do it for me. why? because nas is just as self-righteous these days as the rest of you fuckers.

    thanks to nas, i have had to listen to all these clowns constantly proclaiming hip-hop is dead for the last 2 years. em’s got a new album coming, graduation was incredible, the new g-unit album was underrated, ti and game always put out decent albums. hip-hop aint dead, theres just a lot more clowns then there used to be. so can we please end that argument?

    if your answer is no, then do the rest of us a favor and go sit in your room listening to mid 90s rap and leave us the fuck alone.

  • Peru

    I like how you keep contourting my words to fit into your argument. I never said anything of the sorts. I don’t even like Nas’ music, but everybody and they momma swear this nigga is the last real nigga in Hip Hop so then why didn’t any of you niggas og get his album. Shit I didn’t buy the shit either, I didnt even download the shit. I simply dont give a fuck…I dont have Wayne’s shit either. Rap just sucks period to me…I just hate how you niggas are claiming that Nas fans are putting him on a God level when you are the same mutha fuckas that swear up and down Lil Wayne is a Gift from Jesus himself. ALL THESE NIGGAS SUCK!!!

  • Hazel

    i think Nas should drop an Ether Part II for Lil Wayne

  • cpain94

    yo hazel..i think nas shoulda had weezy on his album woulda sold some more……… young money!

  • que

    Nas been in the game since what 92, 93, and he still can come out and be #1. he can make an album about what ever the fuc he wants and still come out #1. Most of the rappers today are too concerned with record sales to make good music. Thats why the rap games all fucked up. Back in the 90′s and earlier niggas would come out with a record and you wouldn’t even know what it sold you just knew if the shit was wack or not. now everbody wants to look at record sales. nas isn’t concerned about record sales. Illmatic has sold over 11 million records to date and thats just one of many good albums he’s put out. . the man is rich and so are the majority of your favorite rappers. thats why i don’t understand why more rappers don’t have the balls to say what they really want to say. lil waynes album is a good example. he sold a mil his first week which is fantastic, but if you listen to the album front to back its not really that good of an album. people are too programed these days to scared to see shit for there self, letting the t.v. dictate what they purchase, just because b.e.t plays a record non stop all day doesn’t make the record hot. and by the way nas sold close to 200k with no radio spins or video spins i have yet to see the hero video on bet or mtv.
    these rappers need to grow some balls and start making good music fuck record sales, half these niggas make more money doing other shit anyway.

    • Chaka

      @Que,
      You said:”Illmatic has sold over 11 million records to date and thats just one of many good albums he’s put out”.
      ___________________________________
      I dont know the many Nas’good albums you are
      talking about.Is it hip hop is dead?Nastrademus?God son?Lost tape?Or what?Men you guys should be objective for once.Nas is a fraud.Peace

  • Feedback

    You probly won’t read this anyway but yo, hip hop never been dead, you could have said that throughout the years, when 50 came out <>, when eminem came out <>, <<when nas put nastradamus out <>, and by the way, i consider them great you know, but other than that, always been motherfuckas that fucked up hip hop, since the times that i consider golden, startin from the early 90′s to 96-98, ain’t never been times when only good hip hop artists could be heard, there were always some motherfuckas that was fucking the shit up, it’s just that people changed their habits of listenin to good old rap and went more the big beats and wack rhymes, WHO THE FUCK IS SOULJA BOY, like why is this dude even rappin’, and lil wayne could be good, he’s just actin like a faggot on every track he on, laughin like a baby, writin shit just to make the money faster. yo look, i ain’t changed my habits, just ignore them motherfuckas, i just hope that people will go back to fuking normal and start listenin to that good shit again, i wanna live those golden years again now!, for now, we got crooked I, bishop lamont, nas, jay, premier, make hip hop live long.

  • shadyrecords

    when eminem drops king mathers hes gonna blow all these dudes out the water with his record sales period

  • http://xxlmag.com Philly215

    i bought both weezy and Nas’s albums to support hip hop i was hoping Nas would sell more than that his first week but of course people will rather hear hot beats and hooks than lyrics

  • http://xxlmag.com Philly215

    i agree with Peru all these niggas saying Nas is the saviour of hip hop but didn’t even buy his album smh he should of sold way more than that just like dude from wu-tang who only sold 36,000 copies you can’t get mad weezy he really has stans that love him and they actually bought his album despite the leak atleast weezy stans backed up their favorite artist

  • niggafrommemphis

    yeah,tha’ts fucked up.i ain’t riding down on wayne,but wayne has sold more albums in a months’ time than the average rapper sell every 2 or 3 albums,Nas included.can’t no one say nas didn’t have hype for his album,he had just as much as wayne,and just as long as fsr back as last fall.niggger and the carter 3 were suppose to come out before christmas.don’t take nothin personal,that’s the way of the game right now.

  • grp03

    The last thing i’ll add to this conversation is that anyone who is a big enough deuche bag to have the letter “N” scarred in their back from whip lashes should actually be whipped. This motherfucker actually believes he is the jesus christ of hip-hop.

    And since people are continuing to throw out wayne shots, let me just say as a wayne fan im embarassed by all these stans that think he’s the best ever and C3 is a masterpiece. C3 isn’t a masterpiece. He’s not the best alive. He is (or maybe was?) a talented fucking rapper at one point in his career. Some of his mixtapes are actually classics, and i refuse to jump on the Hate Lil Wayne Bandwagon because a percentage of his fan base are dumbasses. Hate the stans, not the rapper.

    Lil Wayne is a prime example of what happens when you take too many drugs.

  • balaramesh

    nas will be good with gold. be mindful, that dude been going platinum and gold since 1994.

    get real people. this untitled album is not going to be a big seller. not a chance in the world. to sell records, you need 1) people that actually buy records 2) a tons of 13 year olds 3) dumbed down lyrics over hot beats and good hooks 4)most importantly, you need white people to buy the album. unforunately, for nas, this album only has lyrics. this album is not cross over material for whites to buy and think is cool

    @grp03, just say you hate nas and his movement and save yourself some time.

  • http://wtf S on my Chest

    Yo haters!

    In honest truth album sales are that poor at the moment (Nas, G-Unit etc etc) I can’t honestly tell who the fuck is on and who the fuck is off. Y’all saying with 100K G-Unit fell off but with 180K Nas is on fire? In honest truth the only way you can guage if anyone is hot is by the money they bring in year in year out. Because record sales are as random as fuck. But people only by the clothes and turn up to the shows if someone is hot. If they’re not you’ll be doing shows where like ten people turn up like what happened to Buck (and don’t hate me I like Buck) or if you check out some of those Max B videos that have been on recently where shits poppin off, he’s in a piss farting little hall that could be in somebodies scholl gym. If you selling out tours like Jay or like fif or them dudes and wraking it in then then you still gotta have some heat???

    The games fucked up at the minute and no one can garuntee their place and level in the game based off record sales…..even Wayne.

    • EReal

      CHUUURRRCHHHH!!!

      When Buck and Bank$ came out and did 140 – 160 first week, it was a flop. When TOS (which is fire, haters) did 100K + first week it was a flop.
      Then Nas does 180K and he’s guaranteed gold or platinum, hes back on top, yall slobbin his knob. when he’s just as much of a publicity whore sellout gimmick as anyone on G-Unit.
      The internets are funny. Buncha fan boys and haters thats it. Never look at shit comparatively. *SMH*
      Im going to listen to my Jesus Price album, faggots.

      • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

        EREAL AKA DICK RIDING HATER THE PINK LEOTARD WEARING FAGGOT. . .NAS GOT THAT NUMBER 1 SPOT G UNOT IS A BUNCH OFF CRACK HEADS AND BITCHES THAT SOUND LIKE SHIT… LLOYD BITCH AND TONY GAYO…

  • http://wtf S on my Chest

    Yo one more thing. Ether part 2….Nas doesn’t have it in him. He always threatens it but I don’t believe he has it. He knew Jay really well that’s why he was able to deliver that shit. Why would you deliver average diss track after diss track if you were really capable of doing another ether. That was some pent up frustration by Nas when that shit came out. Whilst it was a great diss track Nas has lived off that shit for years, he’s had the opportunities to do it again, so why hasn’t he???? The dude is living off one track and you know it!

  • SW PHILLY

    Can’t bring up Nas with out bringin’ up Wayne I guess. Nas said it himself “Fuck it, I’ll go gold wit it”. You niggas really need to stop bitchin’ on the real lol. Sound like a bunch o’ hoes cryin about records sales and such. Honestly u can’t realistically compare these two. One nigga brings lyrics to the table and has a solid (but modest) fan base. The other has white girls with t-shirts sayin’ “lil Wayne for president”. Saw that in Jersey on Monday,smh. But the lil nigga is doin him. No hate. Congrats.-Swayze

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    yo this nigga is played out 187k is pathetic after all the hype,but atleast he sold more 2x more than g-unit,but niggas need to stop hating Weezy because he achieving were all is failing,since when was depressing political shit real hip-hop,Biggy and Snoop was never political so you wanna say they is fake.Hip-hop has evolved and it’s high time niggas see that it’s no more all bout NY and L.A with all em monotonous shit that Nas been putting out for the last 15years+,the thing is the fresher you are the bigger your sales that’s why Em sold 60 million records.

  • sai

    I wish NaS sell a milli

  • Jenisis

    aite some of these posts are just plain fuckin annoying. fuck numbers. yes they are somewhat important, but dont put everything on numerical value when its so much more then that. an album like this one, with all its hype and attention, wasnt so much meant to generate sales, but to generate INTEREST. even if people dont buy the shit now, people know its out there, and because of the controversial subject matter it stays in people’s minds and mouth. THAT is how you attain longevity. You can hate on this album all you want, but some of yall are doin it for dumb ass reasons. weak beats? depressing political shit? what the fuck is wrong with some of yall? weak beats are understandable, but damn yall’s definition of “weak” is seriously skewed, cuz the production was straight (for the most part anyway). No he aint got no club poppin shit, cuz thats not what he was about. but not liking Nas because he actually generates some intelligence in his rap? please. No, he isnt the savior of rap, nor is up on “god” status, but damn it dont knock the man for puttin out a message that actually means somethin and actually AFFECTS your life. it aint even gotta be Nas that says the shit, plenty of other rappers speak on some meaningful stuff and you still turn away because of “depressing political shit.” i don’t care who it is, but get some real talk in your life. matter a fact, read a fuckin book or something, you cant dance all your damn life. Peace

  • Danny

    Wow the ignorance in this site is ridiculous!!

    Nas’ cd is the best album in a looong time!!

    Are you not listening to the lyrics?

    Or have you not even listened to the cd and making premature judgements?

  • Smitty

    NAS=TRENDSETTER, IN 3 OR 4 MONTHS THE WHOLE FUCKIN INDUSTRY WILL BE TALKIN ABOUT THE SHIT HE TALKIN ABOUT(NIGGAS IN HIP HOP GOT THEY WHOLE STYLE FROM THIS NIGGA!!) WON’T NOBODY COOLER,FLYER,OR HAD MORE SWAG THAN THIS NIGGA DID IN THE EARLY 90′S WHEN THESE OTHER RAPPER’S WERE STILL LEARNING HOW TO FUCKIN WALK! HE JUST DON’T GET CREDIT FOR SHIT BUT REAL NIGGA’S KNOW WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER’S FAVORITE RAPPER,(SO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FOLLOW THE LEADER)

  • http://www.xxlmag.co TJ

    I’m going to the store now to cup three more albums. It’s about time that rappers who actually make sense take the no.1 spot. Congratulations Nas!

  • kingequality

    rap music is pop music nowadays look we blogging bout numbers we use to only give a fuck about the content numbers dont mean shit look how many albulms hammer sold back in the day look how many albulms niggas like nelly sold you cant tell me you cant name like 50 mc’s that were way better and aint sold shit comercial success doesnt equal good music

  • Michael

    Hype. Nas only had hype on the internet. Lil Wayne had the number one single in the country, big difference. And Nas has one horrible album and one average album the rest are at least 4 star albums.

  • Peru

    I’ll explain why niggas is so obsessed with the numbers an album does. Because somewhere in the midst of things all niggas started caring about was the money. Even when someone calls a nigga out for putting out shitty music, there is always someone else saying “Atleast he gettin money and you aint doin shit”…so we relate album sales to financial success and financial success to artistic talent. I know its ass backwards but you try telling that to a race of people that use negative words to describe positivity and vice versa. We’re just ASS BACKWARDS!!!

  • ito

    aha wats more impressive is how lil wayne keeps puttin up em numbers..

  • Trickdd

    Come on how you gunna compare Nas first week sales to Lil Waynes fourth/Fifth week lol Just admit the shit haters The Carter 3 is a classic and Nas is a legend if you hateing on either one you a fuck boy.