wale the gifted

Congratulations to Wale, who has just scored his first No. 1 album. His third LP, The Gifted, which hit stores last Tuesday (June 25), has debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 with 158,000 first-week copies sold, according to Billboard.

Meanwhile, in the second-week sales race, J. Cole comes out on top. Born Sinner has leapfrogged Yeezus into the No. 2 spot with 84,000 units sold in its second week. Kanye only managed to move 65,000 copies, which is a huge 80% fall from its first-week figure of 327,000. It’s the largest second-week drop for a No. 1 album in over a year.

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