Nas Lost Tapes 2

Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project has continued to have a strong hold on the Billboard 200’s coveted spot after debuting at No. 1 last week. Trailing behind is The Lion King: The Gift album, which thanks to the Beyoncé touch, has debuted at No. 2 for the week ending July 25.

Nas’ The Lost Tapes 2 also made its entrance on the chart this week, barely squeezing into the Top 10, while Iggy Azalea’s In My Defense struggled in its first week, settling in at No. 50.

Meanwhile, Hip Hop/R&B is still dominating the chart with Lil Nas X, J. Cole and Dreamville, Chris Brown, Lizzo, Khalid and Post Malone all holding steady in the Top 10.

Who’s World Is This?

Following Nas’ seminal debut, 1994’s Illmatic, the Queensbridge Hip Hop legend nabbed his first No. 1 album with 1996’s It Was Written. Since then, 1999’s I Am…, 2006’s Hip Hop Is Dead, 2008’s Untitled, 2012’s Life Is Good have all landed in the coveted spot.

With Nas’ latest effort, The Lost Tapes 2, he earned a No. 10 position with 23,345 total album equivalent units, with a whopping 11,619 pure albums and a streaming count of 14,160,149. However, it’s a step down from last year’s NASIR, which hit the chart at No. 5 with roughly 77,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week.

Read The Lost Tapes 2 review here.