Entering in at No. 12, the Brooklyn native/VIBE digital cover star moved 71,000 units in its first week. Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint remains the top-selling hip-hop album, holding onto the No. 2 spot on the chart for the second week in a row and raking in 156,000 units. Meanwhile, J. Cole’s already-gold 2014 Forest Hills Drive brings in another strong week, slipping to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 120,000 units.
Reigning supreme over the chart, however is Taylor Swift, who is seeing the best album sales since Usher’s 2004 Confessions album. Moving more than 200,000 copies in each of its first nine weeks, the pop star is also making a mad dash toward Whitney Houston’s record for most weeks at No. 1, trailing behind the legend’s 46, with 31.