Album Charts: Trey Songz Earns First #1 With ‘Chapter V’

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After debuting at #1 last week, 2 Chainz is knocked off his throne by Trey Songz and his new album, Chapter V, which gives the singer his very first #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The new LP is Trey’s fifth studio album, and tops the charts with 135,000 sold it in first week. Since debuting in 2005 with I Gotta Make It, which opened at #20, each of the singer’s albums have fared better than the one prior. 2007’s Trey Day hit #11, them Ready reached #3 in 2009, and of course, Passion claimed the #2 slot.

Behind Trey Songz is 2 Chainz, who lands at #2 this week with Based On A T.R.U. Story, which sells 48,000 more, bringing his total to 195,000 so far.

The second-biggest debut this week comes in the form of DJ Khaled’s Kiss the Ring, which opens at #4 with 41,000. The album is Khaled’s seventh chart hit and fourth top 10 overall. His last release, 2011’s We the Best Forever, debuted and peaked at #5 with 53,000 sold in its first week. Kiss the Ring features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Scarface and Khaled’s usual collaborators.

Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t slides from #3-8 with 28,000 this week, bringing his total tally to 350,000 since its release.

Outside the top tier, JJ DOOM — the duo comprised of producer/rapper Jneiro Jarel and the mysterious DOOM — bows at #124 with their collaborative record, Keys To The Kuffs. It sells just 3,300 in its first week.

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According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug. 26) totaled 5.04 million units, down 4% compared with the sum last week (5.25 million) and down 2% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.14 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 192.52 million, down 4% compared with the same total at this point last year (199.92 million).

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