Here are the official first week tallies for Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco's new albums.
Last week, a young star and a down-on-his-luck veteran both released intelligent, career-revitalizing albums, but who sold more? It was predicted that Joey Bada$$ would sell 50,000-55,000 copies of B4.Da.$$, and Lupe Fiasco would do slightly worse with Tetsuo & Youth (30,000-35,000), and now the official numbers have arrived from Hits Daily Double.
Both albums finished within the predicted range, with Bada$$' doing 50,965 and Fiasco's selling 32,000. That puts them at numbers four and ten, respectively, on the Billboard 200 this week. In other chart news, J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive is still in the top 20 at number 14, and Nicki Minaj is still holding on at number eleven with The Pinkprint.