After releasing a record-breaking string of hits, it only seems right that Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album would claim the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.
Powered by the top 10 singles “Trap Queen,” “679,” “My Way” and “Again,” Fetty’s album, released via RGF/300 Entertainment, tallied 129,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music.
The feat makes Fetty Wap the first rapper in two years to see their debut album premiere at No. 1. The last artist to do so was A$AP Rocky with his 2013 offering, Long Live A$AP.
Elsewhere on the chart, last week’s top album, the collaborative effort from Drake and Future, What A Time To Be Alive, suffered one of the biggest seven day drops in recent memory taking a 81 percent nosedive in sales to land at No. 2. Legendary Eagles’ founder Don Henley debuted at No. 3 this week with his latest solo album, Cass County while country music titan George Strait claimed the fourth spot with his Cold Beer Conversation LP. And rounding out the fop five in its fifth week on the chart is The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
Check out the complete list of top 10 albums below.
1. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
2. Drake and Future – What A Time To Be Alive
3. Don Henley – Cass County
4. George Strait – Cold Beer Conversation
5. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
6. Thomas Rhett – Tangled Up
7. Taylor Swift – 1989
8. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
9. Disclosure – Caracal
10. The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn