Twenty years after the release of Resurrection, Common is still making waves on the charts with his latest album Nobody’s Smiling.
The Chicago rapper’s 10th LP, which features appearances from Jhené Aiko and Big Sean, enters at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, selling 24,000 copies in its first week.
It marks his third top 10 set, and highest-charting album since Finding Forever debuted at No. 1 in 2007. His previous album, 2011’s The Dreamer/The Believer, debuted at No. 18 with 69,000.
Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer takes the No. 1 spot (259,000), while last week’s chart-topper, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun, falls to No. 3 with 33,000.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour jumps 6-4 with 31,000, and Ed Sheeran’s x drops 7-10 with just over 20,000.