Great news of success for DC based Rapper Wale. Billboard is reporting that he is expected to sell 150,000 copies of his new album The Gifted this week. Reports indicate that that will help Wale earn the top spot on Billboard’s album chart. The Gifted’s hit single “Bad” peaked at number 25 on the Hot 100 chart. If The Gifted performs as expected it will mark the first time in two years that a Hip Hop album has held the album chart’s top spot for 2 consecutive weeks. The Spot is currently held by Kanye West’s Yeezus.
Wale’s previous album Ambition made it to number 2 on the chart in 2011 with 164,000 units sold. From what we’ve heard, the album is quality, and the achievement is well deserved. We can’t help but wonder how his next album, The Album About Nothing will do. After all it is a collaborative effort with the one and only Jerry Seinfeld.
Congrats Wale. Keep doing what you do.
Wale Featuring Tiara Thomas
From: The Gifted
Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records