Wale
4.8.2015

Wale Tops Charts with ‘The Album About Nothing’

Wale rules the charts this week. The D.C. rapper debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with The Album About Nothing.

The Seinfeld-inspired set sold 100,000 equivalent album units in its first week and also enters atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It marks his second chart-topper following 2013’s The Gifted (158,000).

Following the movie’s massive opening weekend, the Furious 7 soundtrack, which features Wiz Khalifa, T.I., and Kid Ink, jumps 15 spots to No. 2 with 74,000.

Furious 7 star Ludacris races into third with Ludaversal (73,000). It marks the Atlanta rapper’s eighth top 10 album and first since 2010’s Battle of the Sexes, which debuted at No. 1 with 137,000 units.

Last week’s chart-topper, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, slides to No. 4 in its third week with 65,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Wale – The Album About Nothing – 100,000
2. Furious 7 Soundtrack – 74,000
3. Ludacris – Ludaversal – 73,000
4. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly – 65,000
5. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 59,000
6. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 59,000
7. Darius Rucker – Southern Style – 57,000
8. Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi – 56,000
9. Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 54,000
10. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell – 53,000