It was a white Christmas on the Billboard charts as Young Jeezy’s fourth album arrives in the top 3.
Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition filled plenty of stockings this year, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 233,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes the Snowman’s fifth-straight top five set. His last effort, 2008’s The Recession, opened at No. 1 with 260,000.
Following Jeezy, the next highest debut of the week was from Common, whose ninth album The Dreamer/The Believer comes in at No. 18 with 69,000. His previous release, Universal Mind Control, sold 82,000 when it debuted in December 2008.
Elsewhere, Michael Bublé spent the holidays at No. 1 with his Christmas album (467,000), Adele continues her chart reign at No. 2 (399,000), Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe falls 3-4 (225,000), Drake’s Take Care climbs 7-5 (131,000), and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk jumps 14-7 (99,000), boosted by an Amazon.com MP3 sale.