2 Chainz's Debut Album Tops Billboard 200, Exceeds Sales Expectation


2 Chainz's Debut Album Tops Billboard 200, Exceeds Sales Expectation


'Based on a T.R.U. Story' enters the chart at No. 1, making the Playaz Circle member the third act this year to score a chart-topper with a debut studio set.

While Taylor Swift enjoys her first victory on Billboard 100, 2 Chainz posts his first chart-topping album on Billboard 200. His debut solo album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" rules the chart after scanning 147,000 copies in its first week. The number is slightly above the projected figure of between 130,000 to 140,000 copies.

The one-half of hip hop duo Playaz Circle is the third act this year who puts his debut studio effort at No. 1 on the chart. One Direction did so with "Up All Night" in late March, followed by Jack White with "Blunderbuss" in mid-May.

The other newcomers in the Top 10 this week are Insane Clown Posse and Yellowcard. The greasepaint rap duo's "The Mighty Death Pop!" enters the chart at No. 4 (41,000), while the veteran pop punk act's "Southern Air" comes in at No. 10 (23,000).

With the arrival of 2 Chainz's album, "Now 43" compilation is pushed to No. 2 with additional 75,000 copies (down 32%). Former chart-topper "God Forgives, I Don't" by Rick Ross also falls one position to No. 3, selling 43,000 copies (down 27%).

Meanwhile, Maroon 5's "Overexposed" sees a 50% rise in the sales, boosted by Amazon MP3. The band's album now sits at No. 5 with 36,000 copies, after spending the week before at No. 11. Justin Bieber's "Believe" and One Direction's "Up All Night" are up one position each to No. 6 (35,000) and No. 7 (29,000) respectively.

Adele's "21" sits at No. 8 in its 78th consecutive week in the Top 10 with 26,000 copies, while Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" suffers a big drop from No. 6 to No. 9 with 25,000 (down 20%).

  1. "Based on a T.R.U. Story" - 2 Chainz (147,000)
  2. "Now 43" - Various Artists (35,000)
  3. "God Forgives, I Don't" - Rick Ross (43,000)
  4. "The Mighty Death Pop!" - Insane Clown Posse (41,000)
  5. "Overexposed" - Maroon 5 (36,000)
  6. "Believe" - Justin Bieber (35,000)
  7. "Up All Night" - One Direction (29,000)
  8. "21" - Adele (26,000)
  9. "Uncaged" - Zac Brown Band (25,000)
  10. "Southern Air" - Yellowcard (23,000)


© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Khloe Kardashian Sizzling in Completely Sheer Bodysuit. Tempting Tristan Thompson?
  2. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  3. Sara Sampaio Strips Down to Sheer Lingerie in Sultry New Slefie
  4. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  5. Is Drake Expecting a Son?
  6. Brad Pitt Wishes to Reconcile With Angelina Jolie Despite Messy Split
  7. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry
  8. Fighting Over Karrueche? Chris Brown's Crew Allegedly Confronts Migos at BET Awards After-Party
  9. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Features Surprise Return of 'Iron Man' Character
  10. Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Creators Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

CELEBS PHOTO