As expected, newcomer A$AP Rocky tops this week’s Billboard 200 with his anticipated debut, Long.Live.A$AP.
The Harlem rapper’s album sold 139,000 copies, despite an early leak. It’s also the first debut album to hit #1 since 2 Chainz’s Based On a T.R.U. Story opened at the top spot on September 1, 2012. His single, “F***in’ Problems” also sits in the top 5 of multiple singles charts.
Later, Bruno Mars’ rose one spot to #5 with 39,000; T.I.’s Trouble Man lands at #14 with 19,000, bringing his total to 330,000 to date; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Hiest comes in at #15 with 18,000 sold, taking his total haul to 272,000; and Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city selling another 18,000 for the #16 spot, bringing him to 657,000.
That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to Amazon.com.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Jan. 20) totaled 4.97 million units, down 2% compared with the sum last week (5.09 million) and down 2% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012 (5.06 million). Year to date album sales stand at 16.32 million, up 2% compared to the same total at this point last year (15.95 million).