Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tech N9ne Hits The Top Of The Charts

This is surprising:

After years of grinding, Tech N9ne has finally made it all the way to the top of the charts.

The Kansas City, Missouri MC debuted on at the No. 4 spot on The Billboard Top 200 today (June 15), the highest chart position of his decade-plus career, with his latest album, All 6s and 7s. Not only was the disc his highest first week seller, it was also the top hip-hop release this week, after selling 55,700 units.

Following the Technician, the Beastie Boys, came in at No. 25 with their ninth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two selling 15,100 making for 242,700 units in total. At No. 29, comes Pittsburgh spitter Wiz Khalifa, who’s single “Roll Up” went platinum, and has managed to stayed on the charts for 11 weeks straight. This week the Pittsburgh native’s Atlantic Records debut Rolling Papers picked up 13,800 more in sales. Over all, the LP’s stats now stand at 445,000.

Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is also holding strong in its 29th week on the chart. The disc came in at No. 34 adding 12,400 in sales to the Harajuku Barbie’s total stats, which stand at 1.419,500.

Next week look for Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″‘s collaborative EP, Hell: The Sequel to debut at the top of the charts. —Nicole LoPresti

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