Nas just had another good week.
The Queens MC’s latest solo endeavor, Life Is Good, sold 45,000 copies in its second week in stores, bringing his two-week total to almost 200,000. The showing was good enough for No. 2 on the charts, a slight slip from last week’s stranglehold on the top slot. The project’s success comes in spite of Nas’ lack of a hit single or overbearing radio play, as the vet doesn’t have a song on the Billboard Hot 100 or the R&B/Hip-Hop Song chart. Still, his longevity and the solid body of work has proved enough to keep the Def Jam release’s momentum.
With guests like Drake and Big Sean, Justin Bieber’s Believe came in at No. 6 this week, after selling 35,000 units, while R&B’s celebrated new star, Frank Ocean, earned the No. 8 spot in his third week, as his Channel Orange moved 33,000.
A bit further down, Maybach Music Group’s Self Made 2 secured the No. 14 spot, after moving 18,000 copies, inching closer to the mark of 200,000 units sold, which the crew compilation may surpass next week. Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded sold almost 10,000 discs, settling in at the No. 31 spot.
Legendary Memphis rapper 8Ball debuted at No. 101 this week, after his solo effort Life’s Quest sold almost 4,000 units.
Be on the lookout for Rick Ross’ anticipated God Forgives, I Don’t to storm the charts next week. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)