Here Are the First Week Numbers for Lil Nas X's 'Montero'

The numbers for Lil Nas X's debut album 'Montero,' which arrived this month, are in. Lil Nas X previously dropped his EP '7' in June of 2019.

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Lil Nas X’s debut studio album, Montero will open at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, following Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.

According to Chart Data, Nas X sold approximately 129K equivalent album units, which is his biggest first week in sales. Drake’s latest offering eclipsed Nas X by about 40K units, with Certified Lover Boy selling 170K in its third week.

The news didn’t wreck Nas X’s mood at all, with the rapper saying Montero is “already a classic” in response to Chart Data’s tweet.

He also tweeted, “thank u to my fans ! we will get number 1 next time! love u !”

After Montero’s arrival, he revealed that he sent the song “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow to Nicki Minaj. Nas X also shared that Ski Mask the Slump God was almost on the album; however, the album had to be turned in before he could finish his verse. The final version of the track features Doja Cat.

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