AceShowbiz - Wale's rules this week's Billboard 200 with his "The Album About Nothing". According to a report by Nielsen Music, the rapper's latest studio effort makes its debut at the chart's No. 1 with 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on April 5. This is Wale's second time to have his LP top the list. He previously did so with 2013's "The Gifted".
The soundtrack of "Furious 7" rises to No. 2 following the film's massive opening weekend. Featuring contributions from Wiz Khalifa, T.I. and Kid Ink among others, the set jumps 15 rungs from last week's No. 17 with additional 74,000 units.
The movie's star Ludacris has his own album "Ludaversal" landed at No. 3. With 73,000 units, the record gives the rapper his eight top 10 album. Last week's first placer Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" follows behind with 65,000.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift's "1989" stays at No. 5 with more than 59,000. This is the album's 23rd consecutive week in the chart's top 5. The last project to have spent 23 weeks or more in the top 5 was Adele's "21".
Next on Billboard 200 is Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour". Currently in its 35th non-consecutive week to chart in the top 10, the British sensation's debut album falls from No. 4 to No. 6 with 59,000.
Darius Rucker collects his fourth top 10 album as his "Southern Style" opens at No. 7 with 57,000. Death Cab for Cutie's "Kintsugi" enters the chart at No. 8 with 56,000. At No. 9, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack plunges from last week's No. 3 with 54,000. Sufjan Stevens closes out the top 10 with his "Carrie & Lowell" which debuts with 53,000.