Nas has good reason to celebrate today — his album Life Is Good hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts with 149,000 units sold, better than the 125,000 predicted by industry insiders. He also topped the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. This is his sixth Number One album; his first was It Was Written back in 1996.
Also, the earlier predictions came true for Frank Ocean, whose Channel Orange dropped to No. 4 on the charts. This is because Amazon priced Ocean’s album below Billboard’s minimum price for counting sales toward chart position, so his Amazon sales didn’t factor in. [Billboard]