Wale Debuts at No. 1 with ‘The Gifted’


Wale scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with The Gifted.

The third album from the D.C. rapper sold 158,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks Wale’s second top 10 album following 2011′s Ambition.

Last week’s No. 1, Kanye West’s Yeezus, drops to No. 3 with an 80% decline in sales. After selling 327,000 copies in its first week, the album only sold 65,000 in its second week.

J. Cole’s sophomore set Born Sinner remains at No. 2 in its second week, selling 84,000 (down 72%).

Meanwhile, India.Arie returns to the charts at No. 7 with SongVersation (31,000), her fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200.

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  1. thedon

    YES! Congrats to Wale.. people were mocking Wale on Twitter for RT’s and giggles, now man has the biggest selling album of the week lol. Fools


    Speechless Reply:

    @thedon, calm down little girl. 158k is good, not bad at all but it’s not mind blowing.


    deniece Reply:

    @thedon, POWERLESS rihanna goat voice will never produce a hit. he dont need her sorry azz and neither does anyone else


    Nick Reply:

    @deniece, but she got 11 number ones though………….


    x Reply:

    @Nick, 12 to be exact


    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @thedon, opening alone…


    Wow Reply:

    @thedon, you do realize that had Cole released on the same day as originally planned Cole would’ve been #1 right?


  2. Mr. Fye

    I felt so Bad I couldn’t get his album this week cause I was broke but I’m really happy for him and I knew this was his time.

    Your third album is always the one you need to solidify your mark. Wale aint going nowhere!


    x Reply:

    @Mr. Fye, lol u kept it trill i like that


  3. lala

    yay for j cole and outselling kanye. both albums should be the same now copy wise


  4. Kyle

    Good for him!!! I am also very happy for India.Arie’s “SongVersation” landing a top 10 debut. She literally had NO PROMO so I’m surprised it did as good as it did. It’s her best album since “Voyage To India” IMO.


  5. ayee

    wasn’t expecting this fool to sell that much..

    only one good track on the album and that’s “Vanity”..


  6. _runzayy

    @thedon uhh you a little too hype lol… jus like you said “he had the biggest selling album THIS week” lol ” his sells is good, but not compared to J.cole and kanye… but let me stop playing god lol


  7. Victoria

    Gotta suck knowing you’d still be in search of a #1 album if J. Cole hadn’t moved Born Sinner a week up. Wale & his stans conveniently forget that part of the equation lol


  8. Jay

    He’s only number one, caus no other albums were released DUH


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  10. x

    he has a decent album. good job Wale


  11. Good to hear

    Wale & J. Coles albums were both great…but I was suprised that i thought that Wale’s was just better. Really deserves a number 1 album as he is always gettin sh!t n the media.

    Nevertheless they are 2 talented young rappers…both a level above most atm.
    Them with Drake, Kendrick, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, A$AP, Wiz, Tyga & Kid Ink (Not well known yet but very talented) .


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