Former rivals Nas and Jay-Z discover themselves on equal footing in a single regard on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, as Nas’ King’s Illness III debuts at No. 10 on the chart dated Nov. 26. With the arrival, the Queens MC lands his sixteenth prime 10, tying Jay-Z for essentially the most amongst rappers within the chart’s historical past.
King’s Illness III opens with 29,000 equal album items earned within the U.S. within the week ending Nov. 17, in accordance with Luminate; 20,000 items of the beginning sum derive from streams, equaling 26.5 million official on-demand streams of the album’s songs. Of the remaining items, 8,500 are in conventional album gross sales, with the excellent stability owed to track-equivalent album items. (One unit equals the next ranges of consumption: one album sale, 10 particular person tracks offered from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a music on the album.)
As the brand new album enters the listing, right here’s an up to date leaderboard for the rappers with essentially the most prime 10 albums on the Billboard 200:
12, Lil Wayne
12, YoungBoy By no means Broke Once more
11, Kanye West
11, Snoop Dogg
Elsewhere, King’s Illness III begins at No. 4 on the Prime R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 3 on Prime Rap Albums. On the previous, it turns into Nas’ 18th prime 10, the second-best sum amongst rappers there, behind Jay-Z’s 21.
King’s Illness III is the third installment of what has turn into an annual collection from Nas. The primary version arrived in August 2020 and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Its subsequent iteration got here 12 months later and improved on the unique, beginning at a No. 3 finest on the Billboard 200. Between King’s Illness II and King’s Illness III, Nas launched one other album, Magic, which reached No. 27 this January.