Nas makes it to the top of the Billboard 200 for a sixth time with his new record "Life is Good". The album has sold 149,000 units and surpassed forecasts that it would finish its first week with 125,000 copies sold. He also debuts on the No. 1 spot in the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, his ninth so far.
This is the rapper's tenth studio album and features some very personal tracks such as "Bye Baby" which is about his break-up with ex-wife, singer Kelis. "The record is dedicated to Kelis, my ex-wife; it's also dedicated to my daughter Destiny," he said.
Last week's top album, "Uncaged" by Zac Brown Band, drops one spot to No. 2 after selling 78,000 units. The third-place holder is the new "Kidz Bop 22" which marks the 15th top 10 record for the series. A No. 1 record for the franchise has not yet been achieved but they have scored four albums that peaked at No. 2.
Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" slips down to No. 4. This week's sales total to 54,000 for the R&B singer's debut album. That number does not include sales from Amazon MP3, which sold the record for $2.99 last week, as it does not reach the minimum price of $3.49 for the first four weeks of sale in accordance with Billboard policy.
Phil Collins' "Hits" makes a return to the chart at No. 6. The record pulls in 40,000 units after a 99-cent sale on Amazon MP3. Unlike Frank's album, "Hits" has been out for more than four weeks, making it eligible for the charts despite the low price.
Also boosted by the sale are Bruno Mars' "Doo - Wops & Hooligans" which rockets from No. 135 to No. 11, and Demi Lovato's "Unbroken" which leaps from No. 124 to No. 27.