2 Chainz Tops Charts with ‘T.R.U. Story’

2 Chainz

Yes, it’s truuu. 2 Chainz has the No. 1 album in the country with Based on a T.R.U. Story.

The Atlanta rapper’s solo debut enters atop the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with 147,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Def Jam project features the Drake-assisted single “No Lie” and “Birthday Song” with Kanye West, plus collaborations with Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Chris Brown, and The-Dream.

According to Billboard, 2 Chainz is the third act this year to score a No. 1 album with his debut, following One Direction’s Up All Night and Jack White’s Blunderbuss. The last rapper to accomplish this was Mac Miller, whose debut Blue Slide Park topped the charts in November 2011 with 144,000 copies.

It marks the first No. 1 album for 2 Chainz, who previously released two albums with Playaz Circle. Both failed to enter the top 20 on the Billboard 200.

2 Chainz took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. “Thank each and. Every one of you that helped me have the NUMBER 1 album n kuntry,” he tweeted.

On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, 2 Chainz also holds down the No. 1 spot for a second week with “No Lie.”

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31 Comments

  1. Romeo

    It’s well deserved. It’s a good album

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  2. Miles

    today is a sad day in the world of Hip-Hop

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    Jada Reply:

    @Miles, oh please. congrats to 2 chainz. he’s winning, you’re not.

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    Jake Reply:

    @Jada, How do you know that this person isn’t “winning?” You’re on the Internet, on a blog. You don’t have to be a hip-hop artist to be “winning” in some aspect of your life.

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    Jada Reply:

    @Jake, because they’re too busy hating. just check their history of comments.

    and who are you, his mother?

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    Jake Reply:

    @Jada, No. I’m a man with some damn common sense.

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    Miles Reply:

    @Jada, for all you know i could be a millionaire who enjoys music blogs

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    Jada Reply:

    @Miles, all your comments on this site are filled with negativity. if you were winning, you wouldn’t need to hate on others.

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    Miles Reply:

    @Jada, Only hate on the musicians that aren’t good

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    SaucyMcblast Reply:

    @Miles, a hater is a hater. and if you hate on everything, then you a loser as well as a hater. millionaires don’t care about other niggas who are winning.

    Miles Reply:

    @SaucyMcBlast, I’m loser because I don’t like 2 Chainz music, haha ok. I never said I was a millionaire. I only said to express that you have no clue whats going on with me. I’m 19, with a decent job and attend MICA(3rd best art school in the country) studying Graphic Design, and have just joined a band. So to me it sounds like I am “winning” in my life. I rarely post negative comments on this site. I only tell the truth on what artist are doing a great job in the music, and what artist aren’t doing a good job. And I feel like its a big slap in the face that someone like 2 Chainz who has no musical talent can make money in music when there are musicians who work their butts off to put out quality music. That gives me a right to hate on him

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  3. yo

    congrats. he’s a hard worker, he deserves it.

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  4. Miles

    Before anyone jumps on me. I know that 2 Chainz music isn’t meant to be the most lyrical music in the world. Its just the kind of music that people get off to in the car. I just feel as though he gives none of his beats justice, and the lyrics aren’t even decent

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  5. Yasmine

    I like his voice, but seriously…smh.

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  6. Um.Well.Sure

    Congrats to him! I wish people would stop putting him down. Sure he’s not an artist who will be known for their lyricism, but he makes fun party music just like Waka Flocka. Take it for what it is…

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    flysly Reply:

    @Um.Well.Sure, AGREED!

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  7. boom boom

    @Romeo, no it ain’t

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  8. southernboss

    but…

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  9. RG2

    Congratz 2 Chainz!

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  10. Realist

    Am I the only one who thinks 2 Chainz looks like Romeo from IMx/Immature … just darker and w/ dreads?

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  11. Cassive

    I downloaded this, I didn’t really like it TBH, didn’t expect it to do well either. Because I have a negative opinion, am I a hater?

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  12. RDK

    not a fan,but congratz to him,he doing him.

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  13. Here Lies Hip-Hop

    If this is what people are buying, the game is a wrap.

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  14. A$AP Richie

    Stop hating and follow the movement. Well done 2 chainz #TRUUUUU

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  15. saint

    i don’t like his music, those rhymes are lame but i respect him for his hard work in making all features and album. congrats

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  16. 3gSpeed

    OMG…. Tupac please save us from ourselves!

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  17. Hank

    This is sad.

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  18. Will

    Ew, why?

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  19. YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5

    Yo!!! Haters u been hatin’on my ni**a Chainz all the Time.
    But at the end of day who wins???

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  20. j to The B down to the Dear Sorreey

    the hater can keep it moving & they ain’t doing nothing but Mkaing him alot of money

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    Quentin Reply:

    @j to The B down to the Dear Sorreey, Yeah. Commenting on a blog makes 2 Chainz a lot of money. SMH

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