'Kings Disease II' opens in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200, giving Nas his highest-charting album since 2012's 'Life Is Good'.
August 16, 2021 The Queensbridge representative has the best-selling Hip Hop project of the week. On August 6, Nas dropped his latest studio LP, Kings Disease II. The Queens, New York native earned his fifth Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200. Kings Disease II debuted at #3 on the latest Billboard album chart, giving Nas his highest-charting project since 2012s Life Is Good which opened at #1. The original Kings Disease peaked at #5 in 2020. Nass Kings Disease II earned 56,000 first-week units. The set also amassed more than 47 million on-demand streams and 19,000 pure album sales in its initial week of release. For Kings Disease II, the 47-year-old legendary emcee tapped Eminem, EPMD, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, YG, Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Blxst, and Hit-Boy as features Hit-Boy was also the main producer for the album. 2020s Kings Disease won Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. That was Nass first career Grammy win after being nominated by the Recording Academy fourteen times beginning in 1996. Nas is likely to celebrate the commercial success of Kings Disease II at his upcoming Concert to Feed NYC on September 23. Proceeds from the Queens-set event will benefit the City Harvest food rescue organization. Elsewhere on the most recent Billboard 200, Billie Eilishs Happier Than Ever held onto the #1 spot (85,000 units). The Kid LAROIs F*ck Lovefell to #4 (56,000 units), and Doja Cats Planet Her remained at #5 (55,000 units). stayed at #8 (28,000 units). Polo Gs Hall of Famehung onto the #10 position (24,000 units). Both of those albums are former Number Ones on the Billboard 200 chart. Posted in