Iggy Azalea and Future ran a close race after sharing same release date for their respective albums. However, it was Future who prevailed with his latest album Honest narrowly outperforming the Australian rapper’s debut album, The New Classic.
According to Billboard, Future’s set landed at number two on the Billboard 200 Chart, selling 53,000 copies in the first week. The album bests the first-week sales of his 2012 debut, Pluto, which sold 41,000 copies and landed at number eight on the Billboard 200.
Meanwhile, Iggy’s disc claimed the number three spot this week selling 52,000 copies. Her project serves as the highest-charting rap album from a woman on the Billboard 200 since Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which entered at number one back in April of 2012. Azalea also earned the highest debut for a female rapper’s first album since Minaj’s 2012 set, Pink Friday, which opened at number two.
Elsewhere, Pharrell‘s G I R L sits at number four this week, selling an additional 21,000 units.
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