Jhené Aiko sails into the top 3 on the Billboard 200 this week with her debut Souled Out, but it was Christian rapper Lecrae who took the top spot.
The Houston native earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Anomaly, which sold 88,000 copies in its first week. It marks the Grammy winner’s sixth No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart and his fifth Christian Albums chart-topper.
Lecrae has released seven studio albums since his 2005 debut Real Talk and sold 1.4 million albums to date.
Led by the single “The Pressure,” Aiko’s Souled Out enters at No. 3 with 70,000 copies. It also opens at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums charts.
Her 2013 EP Sail Out, which features Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, debuted at No. 8 with first-week sales of 34,000.
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— Efuru Chilombo (@JheneAiko) September 16, 2014
Last week’s No. 1, Maroon 5’s V, slips to No. 2 with 80,000, while Jeezy’s Seen It All: The Autobiography drops 2-6 in its second week, selling 33,000.