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ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ Debuts at No. 1 on “Billboard” 200

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Interscope Records; Republic RecordsAs expected, ScHoolboy Q‘s major-label debut, Oxymoron, debuted atop on the Billboard 200 chart.

According to the publication, the rapper’s third studio effort sold 139,000 copies its first week of release, marking the highest-charting project for any artist on Top Dawg Entertainment. The rapper also surpassed the success of his label-mate Kendrick Lamar, whose debut album, good kid, m.A.A.D city, bowed at #2 back in 2012.

ScHoolboy’s disc also bets his previous independent releases: 2011’s Setbacks sold 17,000 copies, while 2012’s Habits & Contradictions amassed 48,000, in sales.

“Congrats y’all went number #1!!!!!!! Clap for yaself,” ScHoolboy Q tweeted Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Kid Cudi‘s stealth release, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, entered the chart at #4. Without advance fanfare, the digital-only set sold an impressive 87,000 copies, although it wasn’t enough to outperform his last offering, 2013’s Indicud, which bowed at #2 with 136,000 sold.

Elsewhere on the chart, Beyonce‘s self-titled album falls from #5 to #10, selling an additional 32,000 copies.

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