News: A$AP Rocky's "Long. Live. A$AP" Crushes The Competition At No. 1

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 10:36AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomer A$AP Rocky is living life atop the competition as his new Long.Live.A$AP solo effort debuted at number one on the sales chart this week.

After a full week on store shelves, the LP managed to push out nearly 140,000 copies.

New York rap newcomer A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP crushed its competition at No. 1 this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, his long-awaited debut has shelled out 139,000 albums after seven days in stores. [Check out A$AP Rocky's Score] (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Last weekend, sales projections had the LP selling between 140,000 to 150,000 copies.

YOUR TOP 15: RCA should top both the album and singles sales charts next week, as A$AP Rocky and Justin Timberlake (with expected first-week sales in the neighborhood of 350k) make noise in an otherwise typical January sales week. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend: * A$AP Rocky (RCA) 140-150k * Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 65-70k Les Misérables (Republic) 40-45k (HITS Daily Double)

The rapper's album received ample viral support and promotion courtesy of fellow hip-hop artists like Young Money's Drake.

"A f*ckin $AP album out today. Proud of my dawg. Hurry up and buy.@asvpxrocky," Drake tweeted January 14th. (Drake's Twitter)

Recently, Polo Grounds founder Bryan Leach reacted to the rapper's LP leaking online weeks before its release date.

"Nah, I still have faith," Leach said when asked if his sales expectations have changed. "That's not just sh*t-taking. I think this is a new world. This is the new way that sh*t works. Even if it never leaked I would have had to cross my fingers on January 15. Maybe I'll cross two fingers instead of one." (XXL Mag)

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