NF's 'Perception' Debuts Atop Billboard 200


NF's 'Perception' Debuts Atop Billboard 200


The 'How Could You Leave Us' rapper finally scores his first No. 1 album, while Post Malone and Kane Brown hit a new peak on the chart.
Rapper NF finally notches his first No. 1 album with his third full-length album "Perception", which debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart. The set, which made its way out on October 6 via NF Real Music/Capitol/Caroline, racked up 55,000 equivalent album units, including 38,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending October 12, according to Nielsen Music.

NF previously nabbed No. 12 on Billboard 200 with his second album entitled "Therapy Session". "Perception" becomes his first album that ever tops the chart, even though it marks the lowest-selling total for a No. 1-debuting album in 2017 and the fifth lowest since 2014.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Greatest Hits" remains steady at No. 2 with 47,000 units. The set re-entered the chart last week, following the singer's death on October 2. At No. 3, rapper Lil Pump claims his first top 10 album with his self-titled debut album. The album earned 46,000 album units, including 6,000 in traditional album sales.

Trailing behind is Post Malone's "Stoney", which hits a new peak in its 44th week. Following the success of "Rockstar" and "I Fall Apart", the set blasts to No. 4 with 45,000 units. Not only Malone, but Kane Brown also hits a new peak on the chart with his self-titled album. After reissuing the set on October 6, "Kane Brown" soars from No. 56 to No. 5 with 43,000 units, including 26,000 in traditional album sales.

Meanwhile, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie's "The Bigger Artist" drops to No. 6 in its second week with 39,000 units. Lil Uzi Vert stays steady at No. 7 with "Luv is Rage 2", which obtained 37,000 equivalent album units. At No. 8, rock band Marilyn Manson scores their ninth top 10 album with "Heaven Upside Down". The set attained 35,000 equivalent album units, including 32,000 in traditional album sales.

Rounding out this week's top 10 are Imagine Dragons' "Evolve", which dips to No. 9 with 34,000 units, and Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)", which remains at No. 10 with 32,000 units.

  1. "Perception" - NF (55,000)
  2. "Greatest Hits" - Petty and The Heartbreakers (47,000)
  3. "Lil Pump" - Lil Pump (46,000)
  4. "Stoney" - Post Malone (45,000)
  5. "Kane Brown" - Kane Brown (43,000)
  6. "The Bigger Artist" - A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (39,000)
  7. "Luv Is Rage 2" - Lil Uzi Vert (37,000)
  8. "Heaven Upside Down" - Marilyn Manson (35,000)
  9. "Evolve" - Imagine Dragons (34,000)
  10. "Divide (division sign)" - Ed Sheeran (32,000)


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