New York rapper Nas‘ King’s Disease II didn’t need much promotion after all. The hip-hop veteran’s latest studio album has debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 chart in its first 7 days.
Nas’ King’s Disease II First-Week Sales
Despite being announced just days before becoming available, Nasir Jones’ LP managed to debut at No. 3 on the chart. The project only received competition from musicians Billie Eilish‘s Happier Than Ever (85K) and Olivia Rodrigo‘s Sour (61K).
Nas scores his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200, and highest charting effort since 2012, as King’s Disease II debuts at No. 3. The set, released on Aug. 6, earned 56,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 35,000 (equaling 47.44 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 19,000 and TEA units comprise a little over 1,000. (Billboard)
Nas Reacts To Going No. 1
Last week, Nasir Jones hit up his Instagram page to soak in his King’s Disease II album initially going to the top of the music charts.
“King’s Disease II #1 Album ! Can’t thank everyone enough. Love.”
Jones’ post ignited a flurry of major co-signs. Everyone from Busta Rhymes to Fat Joe slid into the comments section to celebrate.
“👑👑👑👑👑👑” -Busta Rhymes
“Congrats” -Fat Joe
“DAMN RIGHT!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾” -LeBron James
50 Cent Tells Everyone To Respect Eminem’s Bars
A few days ago, fellow Queens, New York rap star 50 Cent hit up his Instagram page to highlight Nas and Eminem’s “EPMD 2” collaboration. 50 took things up a notch by suggesting anyone not feeling Slim Shady’s bars to politely shut up.
“👀No you can not front on this verse 🤦♂️ you just gotta listen, shut the fuck up and listen. 🤷🏽♂️#bransoncognac #lecheminduroi”
50 took things up an even bigger notch by sliding into his post’s own comments section to put Em in rare company of rap’s elite.
“TOP 5 dead or alive”
Nas Really Loves His Lauryn Hill Collabo
Nasir Jones is also a fan of the new studio effort. Last week, God’s Son went to Instagram with a flashback look at himself alongside the legendary Lauryn Hill. The standout “Nobody” anthem is a must-hear and features the elusive crooner once again reunited with her “If I Ruled The World” collaborator.