After almost twenty years in the game, nine albums and classic rap battles legendary Hip Hop icon Nas has scored his first ever Top 10 in the UK’s album charts with his critically acclaimed tenth solo album, Life Is Good [Read our review here].
Entering the chart at number 8, the album is one of only two new album releases to debut in the UK Top 10 this week (the other being Elton John‘s Good Morning To The Night). Nasir’s triumphant return marks the highest placement the QB rapper has received in the UK since the release of his 2008 opus, Untitled which debuted at number 23 (2012′s Distant Relatives, the collaborative LP with Damien Marly, entered the UK albums chart at number 30).
The good news doesn’t end there for Mr. Jones as according to reports Life Is Good will also debut at the summit of the US Billboard albums charts this week, selling just over 135,000 copies during the first week of it release.
Elsewhere in the UK album charts, Frank Ocean‘s channelORANGE has now slipped to number three after entering the albums chart at number two seven day ago. After 45 weeks, Ed Sheeran‘s debut set + moves up to number five whereas Emeli Sandé‘s Our Version Of Events moves down three spots to number ten.
Congrats to Nas on his first ever top 10 album.
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