Wale debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his Seinfeld-inspired The Album About Nothing. It’s his second chart-topper, following his previous effort, 2013’s The Gifted. Wale beat the surging Furious 7 soundtrack, which drives 17-2 and is the greatest gainer on the chart.
The Album About Nothing was released on March 31 through EBM Music/Maybach/Atlantic Records, and tallied 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 5 (according to Nielsen Music). The Furious 7 album (on Universal Studios/Atlantic) shifted 74,000 (a gain of 202 percent). Congrats goes out to Wale!