Ludacris Claims Victory on Charts

Ludacris is laying claim to the No. 1 spot. The rapper-actor’s latest album Battle of the Sexes won the battle on the charts this week.

Luda’s seventh studio effort makes a grand entrance atop the Billboard 200 with sales of 137,000 copies. Propelled by the platinum-selling single “How Low,” it marks the fourth No. 1 over his 10-year career and brings his total top 10 albums to seven.

According to Billboard, Sexes is the first rap album to top the Billboard 200 since Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 in October 2009.

Sade’s Soldier of Love (No. 6, 52,000), Lady Gaga’s The Fame (No. 8, 48,000), and the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. (No. 9, 43,000) round out the top 10.