A$AP Rocky Debuts at No. 1 with ‘Long.Live.A$AP’

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky is starting the year off on top. The Harlem rapper lands at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his debut Long.Live.A$AP.

Despite leaking a month in advance of its street date, the critically-acclaimed set sold 139,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard). It also becomes the first debut album to reach No. 1 since 2 Chainz’s Based On a T.R.U. Story opened atop the charts last September.

A grateful A$AP celebrated the news. “Having a #1 album is just crazy alone because we leaked a month early—a whole month,” he told MTV News. “That means that people just really wanted to support. It must mean that the proof is in the pudding and people appreciate art again. I’m just thankful, man.”

The album features the single “Fuckin’ Problems” with Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and 2 Chainz, which remains in the top 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It has sold 854,000 downloads to date.

Elsewhere on the chart, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox moves up 6-5 (39,000), while the Pitch Perfect soundtrack climbs 5-3 (45,000).

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12 Comments

  1. WayneRules2012

    First!

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  2. #BEENTRILL

    URGH… WHY HE SHAPE UP HIS HAIR-LINE THO?

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  3. Avon

    Woooo!!! that is one good album, i knew he would make number 1 spot on all charts, he had a songs on there that everybody likes, and im not the type to like all that hardcore rap and cussing music but his was really good, im a dancer so i enjoy the beats more, and every beat was like gold to my ears, i never thought i would like Asap every since i hear Peso, but damn that guy is good,

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  4. brasko801

    you know hip hop is on life support when ASAP Rocky and 2 chainz debut at number 1 on the charts…

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  5. Roman

    I hope A$AP stays the same. He really is something else, I WILL be checking for this album now.

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  6. teeoh

    i enjoyed the album. he’s not the best lyrically but the production & features were great.

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    randy Reply:

    @teeoh, the features were great? wow, youre a shitty fan

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  7. Chris

    I too enjoyed the album. It’s a must buy.

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  8. uHoesBuggin

    He’s so fckin cute!

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  9. BreezyLover

    I am happy for him but he had to sacrifice his father for this.

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  10. whitechocolate

    Great production, good features, he has his fashion game on lock. Congrats $ap.

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  11. Prouy of Uk 2013

    Great for him and I Can’t wait until his album come out, his debuts song is a number One Hit song

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