The record earned a total of 29,000 equivalent album units in its first week, including 20,000 in streaming equivalent album units (26.47 million on-demand streams of the tracks), 8,500 in album sales and 500 in track equivalent album units. King’s Disease III gives Nas his 16th top 10 entry in the Billboard 200, officially tying him with JAY-Z for the most top 10 albums among rappers on the chart.
Other new entries in this week’s top 10 are Louis Tomlinson at No. 5 with Faith in the Future and Bruce Springsteen’s Only the Strong Survive at No. 8.
Elsewhere in the chart, Taylor Swift is back at No. 1 followed by Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss at No. 2, Bad Bunny at No. 3 and Lil Baby at No. 4. Making up the bottom half of this week’s top 10 are Morgan Wallen, The Weeknd and Harry Styles at Nos. 6, 8 and 9 respectively.
Elsewhere in music, a new joint album from JAY-Z and Beyoncé is reportedly on the way.