Hip hop's hottest new artist delivers impressive rookie album.
With the smoke cleared, Wiz Khalifa's much buzzed about debut album, Rolling Papers, has rolled into the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts this week, selling 197,000 copies its first week in stores.
Still, even with the massive single "Black and Yellow" and an impressive media blitz leading up to the release of Rolling Papers, the Pittsburgh rapper wasn’t able to top pop star Britney Spears. The "Hold It Against Me" singer, whose seventh album, Femme Fatale, also dropped last week, reigned supreme with 276,000 units sold.
Khalifa's fellow weed afficionado Snoop Dogg came in at the No. 8 spot, moving 50,000 copies of his 11th studio album, Doggumentary. Snoop recently hitched his wagon to the headline-grabbing train wreck Charlie Sheen, collaborating with the outspoken actor on a new song.
After spending a week at No. 1, Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. album fell three spots to No. 4. The pop friendly LP sold 91,000 more copies to bring its two-week total to 362,000. Also taking a second week dip was Jennifer Hudson’s sophomore album, I Remember Me, which moved 56,000 units, placing it at No. 7, five spots down from last week’s second-place finish. The project now has sold 221,000 copies to date.
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