Wale's fourth studio project, The Album About Nothing, shoots to the top of the Billboard 200, making it his second album to do so.
has kept the trend alive with his fourth studio effort, The Album About Nothing as it has become his second No. 1 album atop the Billboard 200. The D.C. rapper also has the bragging rights of not only besting the Furious 7 soundtrack (which he actually appears on) but O.G. Ludacris return to the game after five years as well. Reports Billboard : As forecast, rapper Wale debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his Seinfeld-inspired The Album About Nothing. Its his second chart-topper, following his previous effort, 2013s The Gifted. With the No. 1 arrival, Wale beats out the surging Furious 7 soundtrack, which drives 17-2 and is the greatest gainer on the chart. The Album About Nothing was released on March 31 through EBM Music/Maybach/Atlantic Records, and tallied 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 5 (according to Nielsen Music). The Furious 7 album (on Universal Studios/Atlantic) shifted 74,000 (a gain of 202 percent). With both The Album About Nothing and Furious 7 at Nos. 1 and 2, Atlantic Records owns the top two slots for the first time since the July 19, 2014-dated chart. That week, Trey Songz Trigga (on Songbook/Atlantic) debuted at No. 1, while Ed Sheerans x (Atlantic) fell 1-2 in its second week. Furious 7 just beats out the new album by one of Furious 7s other co-stars, Ludacris. The hip-hop artist sees his new album Ludaversal bow at No. 3 with 73,000 units. It is his eighth top 10 album, and first full-length release since 2010s Battle of the Sexes, which debuted at No. 1 with 137,000 units of pure album sales its first week. Last weeks No. 1, Kendrick Lamars To Pimp a Butterfly, falls to No. 4 in its third week with 65,000 units (down 47 percent). Keep supporting the music, people.