This week rapper 2 Chainz gives prominent Hip-Hop label Island Def Jam (IDJ) their third number one Hip-Hop album in one month, and fourth number one album this summer. Nas ‘Life Is Good’, Rick Ross’ ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ albums all debuted at number one on the Billboard top 200, while Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ debuted at number two. Combined they all helped the label sale over 1.6 million albums so far this summer.
Thanks to Barry Weiss (Chairman and CEO Island/Def Jam), Steve Bartels (President/COO Island Def Jam Music Group) and Joie Manda (President of Def Jam), IDJ is hotter than the middle of August. Tomorrow Wednesday (August 22), the label is expected to earn their third number one, chart-topping Hip Hop album in one month, thanks to 2 Chainz.
The College Park, Georgia native (2 Chainz) debut solo album ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’ tops this week charts with 145,809 copies sold in the first week, according to Hits Daily Double. The album’s lead single “No Lie” Ft. Drake sold over 525,000 copies digitally and reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/hip-Hop Songs. His new album features a star-studded line-up including Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake and boasts productions from some hot producers. Once again, Def Jam sits at the top and 2 Chainz proves that hip-Hop still lives in the Dirty South.
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