Sliding to the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 album charts in its first week is Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park.
For the second consecutive week, a XXL freshman’s album debuts at one of the top two spots of the chart overall; last week it was Wale’s record Ambition, and now Mac lands at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, in its first seven days available for purchase, BSP sold close to 144,200 copies.
“Blue Slide Park is officially the #1 album in the country. Thank you,” Mac tweeted after getting the news.
Wale’s Ambition, however, is no longer sitting that high atop the charts, falling from No. 2 to No. 15 this week. In its second week, the DC native’s sophomore disc sold 41,000 units.
For its first week on the chart, Tech N9ne’s collabo LP Welcome to Strangeland wasn’t as popular as Mac’s set, landing 20 slots down at No. 21. Tech N9ne sold 26,200 its first time around.
Right behind Tech N9ne’s disc is Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV at No. 22 after falling from the No. 15 spot. Weezy’s latest installment of Tha Carter series sold 24,700 copies this sales cycle. Since debuting 11 weeks ago, CIV has accumulated a tally of 1,668,200.
Watch the Throne by Jay-Z & Kanye West was picked up 18,000 times by fans in the last seven days. Now at the No. 30 spot on the charts since dropping from No. 23, the collaboration record’s sales total is 1,050,700 after 14 weeks.
The last rap record in the Top 40 is J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story. Tumbling 12 spots down to No. 32, the 2010 XXL Freshman’s first record pushed out 17,000 units in its seventh week, bringing its gross to 387,000.— Christopher Minaya