Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has reacted to stealing the spotlight this week on the Top 200 music sales charts with Based On A T.R.U. Story debuting atop its competition.
Chainz took to Twitter to thank hip-hop fans for supporting the biggest album of the week.
“Get the #1 album Based On A T.R.U. Story on Itunes http://smarturl.it/btsdlxit,” he tweeted August 21st.
“Thank each and. Every one of you that helped me have the NUMBER 1 album n kuntry”
“NUMBRE UNO” (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
In seven days, the rap veteran’s long-awaited solo album pushed nearly 150,000 copies.
Leading the pack this week is 2 Chainz’s Based On A T.R.U. Story debuting at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Chainz’s long-awaited debut has sold 146,900 copies after a week in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
The LP received support from rap star Lil Wayne who delayed his Dedication 4 mixtape to keep the spotlight on Chainz.
“I know I was supposed to drop that Dedication 4 tonight – but listen, my homeboy 2 Chainz just dropped his album yesterday. That’s my real, real, real good homeboy right there and I refuse to put any attention on me when the spotlight, everybody’s eyes, everybody’s attention and everybody’s focus should be on my n*gga 2 Chainz’s album Based On A T.R.U. Story. So therefore I ain’t giving you b*tches Dedication 4 yet. I’ma give it to ya’ll in another week or so. But I ain’t gonna lie, I ain’t finished that motherf*cker. I’ve been skating and sh*t, falling and sh*t and all that type of sh*t, but I’ll give it to you like, next week. Stop trippin’ pimp.” (Bread Over Bed)
Last week, the Atlanta rapper addressed his chart-topping sales projections.
“I’m looking at it like I worked my a** off,” he said in an interview with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. “It’s not about the record. I’m not even in tune with what the charts are doing. When it first happens I get geeked and then I go back to work. I just know I’ve done, just this year alone, I’ve done two tours with two people I feel like are major artists with diverse fan bases — I’m just looking at what I did on my own prior to doing tours. Just going around kissing babies, shaking hands, and just really trying to figure out the connection with the fans. So will I be disappointed if I only do one-something? No, but at the same time I just got high expectations for myself.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Check out a recent 2 Chainz interview below: