The “Man of the Year” is also the king of the charts. ScHoolboy Q’s major label debut Oxymoron enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 this week.
The TDE rapper sold 139,000 copies in his first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard). He also debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Oxymoron marks the first No. 1 for Top Dawg Entertainment, which previously peaked at No. 2 with Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.D city.
The Black Hippy also scores the largest debut for a rap album since Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 opened at No. 1 with 792,000 in November 2013.
Kid Cudi’s surprise release Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon lands at No. 4 with 87,000, giving the Cleveland rapper his fourth top 10. The digital-only set was released exclusively on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon MP3 on February 25 before expanding to other digital retailers on March 3.
Kid Cudi’s previous album, 2013’s Indicud, debuted at No. 2 with 136,000.
Rounding out the top 5 is former Aventura frontman Romeo Santos, whose second solo album Formula: Vol. 2 sold 85,000 copies.