Numbers are not really necessary when judging the greatness of a legend like Nas. However, numbers can provide a quick glimpse into the New York native’s longevity in Hip-Hop. This week, the Queensbridge lyricist earned the 15th top ten album of his illustrious career. His latest effort, King’s Disease II, moved 56,000 units this week. One year ago, his 14th top ten album, King’s Disease, moved 47,000 units in its first week.
Billie Eilish captured the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week with her latest release, Happier Than Ever. The chart-topping project moved 86,000 units in its second week, a 64% drop from its first week. With that said, Happier Than Ever is only the second album of 2021 to spend its first two weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart.