The late rapper's album sales were boosted by a one-year anniversary collection sold by his estate last week that included graphic tees, hats, pullover hoodies, iPhone cases, and the first ever physical release of 17 in the form of vinyl records.
This week, 17 jumped to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 46,000 total units. 28,000 of that total came from traditional sales. The album initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 following its August 25, 2017 release and later re-entered the top 5 after the 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed in June.
Elsewhere on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, K-pop group BTS earned their second No. 1 album with Love Yourself: Answer. The project moved 185,000 units, which is the biggest first week for a K-pop album of all time. It also becomes the third-best week for a pop album in 2018, behind only Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods and Ariana Grande's Sweetener.
Travis Scott's Astroworld came in at the No. 2 position this week with 111,000 units, followed by Drake's Scorpion at No. 3 with 87,000 units. Ariana Grande's Sweetener earned a No. 4 spot with 75,000 units and Nicki Minaj's Queen rounded out the top 5 with 64,000 units.