First Week Sales for The Weeknd and 2 Chainz Are In

First Week Sales for The Weeknd and 2 Chainz Are In

The Weeknd and 2 Chainz both debuted in the top three of the Billboard 200 chart this week.

The Weeknd landed at No. 2 selling 95,000 of Kiss Land. The Toronto artist barely missed the top spot with his first studio album as country star Keith Urban beat him out by selling 98,000 copies of his latest album Fuse. The margin between The Weeknd and Urban's sales for No. 1 is the closest since this January, where the soundtrack for Les Misérable outsold Mumford & Sons' Babel 92,000 to 91,000. 

2 Chainz' new album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time sold 63,000, enough to take the No. 3 spot on Billboard. While the top three placement is respectable, the sales are a far cry from his debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story, which sold 147,000 in its first week.

Prior to the official sales tally, estimates initially had The Weeknd's Kiss Land going No. 1. He may have celebrated a little too early.

UPDATE: According to Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson, the reported SoundScan numbers are as follows:

Also, watch this Instagram video of Drake congratulating The Weeknd on his No. 1 album. 

[via Billboard]

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