Big Sean and Juicy J Debut In Billboard’s Top 5
Big Sean and Juicy J round out the top five albums on the Billboard 200 this week. Coming in at Nos. 3 and 4, Big Sean’s sophomore effort Hall Of Fame clocks in at 72,000, while Juicy J’s Stay Trippy debuted with sales at 64,000 in their first week.
Down a few sales notches from his 2011 solo debut, Sean’s Finally Famous raked in 87,000 copies its first week, still landing the G.O.O.D. Music rapper at the No. 3 spot, making this the second Top 5 album of Sean Don’s career. Perhaps a more notable feat for Juicy J, Stay Trippy marks the Three 6 Mafia’s highest entry on Billboard ever; his 2002 album Chronicles of the Juice Man capped at No. 93.
Meanwhile, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake clutch spots in the Top 10 at Nos. 5 and 6 respectively, after garnering up (even more) attention at the MTV Video Music Awards. Timberlake, who skyrocketed a whopping 22 positions on the charts, received the night’s highest honor (Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), as well as Video of the Year. The singer also reunited with his former boy band NSYNC for a special performance of hits “Girlfriend” and “Bye Bye Bye,” all of which did not hurt his album sales in the least.
Notable overlaps occur in this week’s chart-toppers as well. Juicy J lends a verse to Big Sean’s “MILF” on Hall of Fame, while Timberlake is featured on Juicy J’s “The Woods” on Stay Trippy.