Big Sean, Juicy J Debut in Top 5
It was a big week on the charts for hip-hop as Big Sean and Juicy J both scored top 5 debuts.
The G.O.O.D. Music MC’s sophomore album Hall of Fame enters at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, selling 72,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sales were less than his 2011 debut Finally Famous, which opened at No. 3 with 87,000.
Juicy J takes it from the strip clubs to the charts with Stay Trippy. The album, which features the hit “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” comes in at No. 4 with 64,000, marking his best sales week and highest-charting album. The Three 6 Mafia member’s previous best was 2002’s Chronicles of the Juice Man: Underground Album, which peaked at No. 93.
Thanks to their VMA performances, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines moves up to No. 5 with 55,000 and Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience jumps 22-6 with 37,000.
Rounding out the top 10 is TGT with Three Kings, which falls 3-10 in its second week (27,000).