Future has earned his first No. 1 spot on Billboard Top 200 charts for the first time, selling 147,000 copies of Dirty Sprite 2 in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
Future’s Honest debuted with 53,000 in 2014 and Pluto debuted with 41,000 in 2012, so it seems the three mixtapes between Honest and DS2 helped his popularity in a huge way.
No other hip-hop act finished in the top 10 aside from Meek Mill, whose Dreams Worth More Than Money finished with 39,000 sales amidst all the ghostwriting drama with Drake. His overall sales for the album now surpsass 375,000. Somehow, by the way, Taylor Swift’s album 1989, which came out in October 2014, is still at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. #TaylorHive.