WZRD Debuts in Top 3, Whitney Houston Dominates Albums Chart


Kid Cudi worked his magic on the albums chart this week as his rock band WZRD debuts in the top 3, while the late Whitney Houston continues to dominate the top 10.

WZRD, the G.O.O.D. Music signee’s collaborative album with producer Dot Da Genius, bows at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 66,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The album fared better than Cudi expected. Last week, he took to Twitter to complain that his label didn’t ship enough copies of the disc to stores, but he seemed pleased with the final results.

“Not too bad. Not too bad at all,” tweeted the WZRD frontman. “No major promo, no single on the radio, no music video. Just the music. All for the music. That’s really special.”

Following her tragic death last month, Whitney Houston claims nine albums on the Billboard 200 this week, with three entries in the top 10. The pop legend’s Greatest Hits compilation holds the No. 2 spot (112,000), The Bodyguard soundtrack follows at No. 5 (43,000), and her self-titled debut rounds out the top 10 (25,000).

After opening at No. 5 with 61,000 copies, Tyga’s Careless World: Rise of the Last King racks up 37,000 additional units in its second week, falling two spots to No. 6. The album was not available at all physical retailers in its initial week due to a clearance issue.

Meanwhile, Adele continues to lock down the top spot with her Grammy-winning album 21, which sits at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the 23rd week, selling 247,000 copies.

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  1. Deme89

    WZRD album is a good album, I was really suprised. I love it start to finish…


    ayee Reply:

    @Deme89, BS, Teleport 2 Me is the only good song on it


    Neon Reply:

    @ayee, Yeah mate /s


  2. I Hate Chris B...

    WZRD album is amazing,good job cudder


  3. CarlosBonegro

    hahahahaha tygas still failing


  4. Iceman

    What I wanna know is how did Estelle do? What about Ja Rule? Maino? Too Short?


    _iamjones Reply:

    @Iceman, they said she sold 15 something and too short ja rule and maino all sold under 6,000


  5. Miszi

    Careless World & WZRD are on repeat all the time. Both are super great. Check them out if you haven’t done so yet.


  6. _iamjones

    congrats cudi on a great album shows you can rap without a million cusses keep doing your thing and i wonder where those dumbasses are from last week that try to agrue me down at


  7. Jazzy

    Adele is holding it Down! Most artists don’t sell that much in their first week…


  8. Pusha T

    i’m proud of kid cudi , as fan and first rock album of my favorite artist , it’s just tears of joy in my face.


  9. Hugh

    True. WZRD Great sales for NO promo


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