Nas’ life is apparently very good when it comes to the Billboard 200 album chart. The hip-hop veteran’s latest effort, “Life Is Good,” debuts at number one this week, with Nielsen SoundScan reporting first-frame sales of 149-thousand copies.
The album is Nas’ sixth chart-topper on the Billboard 200, but it’s his ninth set to lead the way on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it also bows at number one this week.
Jay-Z is the only rapper to earn more leaders on the genre-specific tally, with twelve.
Meanwhile, Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” sold another 54-thousand copies, sliding two spots to number four after it became widely available to most retailers last week.
However, those numbers don’t include Ocean’s Amazon MP3 sales because the online retailer sold the album for two-dollars-and-99-cents last week.
That falls below “Billboard’s” newly implemented minimum price threshold of three-dollars-and-49-cents.