As it was previously reported, Schoolboy Q’s major label debut, Oxymoron, was projected to sell about 150k copies in its opening sales week and top the Billboard 200 chart. Although the album didn’t quite hit its projection, it did do well enough to earn the TDE rapper his first no. 1 album.
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As reported by Billboard, according to Nielsen Soundscan, Schoolboy Q moved 139k units of Oxymoron in its opening sales week giving the West-coast newcomer his first chart topping album.
With Schoolboy Q topping the Billboard 200 chart, the Top Dawg camp also gets its first no.1 album as Kendrick Lamar previously reached the no. 2 spot with good kid, m.A.A.D city in 2012.
According to the report, Oxymoron has the biggest opening sales week for a rap album since Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which sold 792k copies in its first week back on Nov 10th, 2013.
In other sales news: KiD CuDi’s Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon debuts at #4.
It was reported last week that CuDi was expected to sell between 90k-95k copies of his latest effort, the digital only release, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, it its opening sales week, and had a chance to take the no. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Cleveland rapper fell just short of his projection and moved 87k copies of Satellite Flight in it’s opening week, which was good enough to give him the no. 4 spot on the Billboard chart right behind Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack that sold 91k copies snagging the no.2 spot, and Beck’s Morning Phase, which moved roughly 87,500 copies, barely surpassing CuDi for the no.3 spot.