News: Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Bad Boy Debut's Chart Performance
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 11:35AM
A day after his Lace Up album debuted in the Top 5 of all music releases, Machine Gun Kelly has shared his reaction and thanked fans for sticking by his side.
Impressed by the debut, MGK could not help but notice the chart performance of his first Bad Boy Records LP.
"Lace Up debuted #4 overall on the Billboard charts (fuck yeah!) Look at the progress, "Wild Boy" debuted at #98 earlier this year! Thank YOU," MGK tweeted Wednesday (October 17). (Machine Gun Kelly's Twitter)
In its opening week, Lace Up managed to sell over 50,000 copies.
Bad Boy Records rapper Machine Gun Kelly's Lace Up debuted at No. 4. With a week under his belt, MGK's long-awaited release has pushed out 50,700 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Early estimates also had the album projected to sell up to 60,000 units.
Mumford & Sons will get a third week at #1 as at least seven titles debut inside the Top 10. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend: Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 100-110k *Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 75-85k *KISS (UMe) 65-70k *MGK (Bad Boy/Interscope) 55-60k (Weakend Chart Preview)
Recently, Kelly revealed Bad Boy boss Diddy's initial reaction to the LP.
"Honestly, man, Puff had got back from Ibiza three days prior to hearing the album," Kells said when he appeared on "RapFix Live" this past Wednesday. "People where I'm from don't even know what an Ibiza is; they probably think it's like a fur coat." With Diddy coming from the Spanish party island, he was probably in a celebratory state of mind, Kells said, and Lace Up isn't that cheery. "I think when he heard it, his initial reaction was like, 'Damn, why are you so angry?' " Machine Gun Kelly speculated. It took Diddy some time, but after absorbing the LP, which hits stores Tuesday, he began to see where the angst-filled rapper was coming from. "I ended having dinner with him the other day, and he looked at me like, 'Yo, man, I really love the album,' " Kells said. (MTV)
Check out a recent Machine Gun Kelly interview below: