A$AP Rocky’s New Album Debuts at No. 1 in This Week’s Album Sales (6/3/2015)
With 146,000 units sold, A$AP Rocky's At.Long.Last.A$AP comes in at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart. This is Rocky's second No. 1 album and his first, Long.Live.A$AP, sold 139,000 in its first week back in 2013. Despite dropping a week earlier than expected, the A$AP frontman still impressed and joins Wale's The Album About Nothing, the Furious 7 soundtrack, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late and the Empire soundtrack as the seventh hip-hop project to go No. 1 on the chart in 2015. By comparison, Rick Ross' Mastermind and ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron were the only hip-hop albums to come in at No. 1 by this time last year.
Boosie BadAzz's highly anticipated Touch Down 2 Cause Hell album comes in at No. 3 with 64,000 sold. The No. 3 showing is the highest of Boosie's career and smashes his previous high of 49,000 sales and No. 7 position, which he achieved in 2009 with Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz.
Here is a look at how other hip-hop albums fared this week according to Hits Daily Double and Billboard:
No. 10: Various Artists, Furious 7 Soundtrack, 30,000
No. 15: Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, 24,508
No. 19: Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint, 20,318
No. 32: J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, 12,782
No. 35: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly, 11,993
No. 41: Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise, 11,432
No. 50: Dizzy Wright, Growing Process, 9,330
*The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on mulit-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums.