News: Schoolboy Q Reacts To "Oxymoron's" Chart-Topping Dominance, Number One Debut
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 12:15PM
West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q is still in grind mode despite having the number one album in the country with Oxymoron but managed to reveal a reaction to his retail success this week.
Instead of applauding himself, Schoolboy thanked his fans and supporters for making the new LP a chart-topper.
"Congrats y'all went number #1!!!!!!! Clap for yaself," Schoolboy tweeted March 5.
""Oxymoron" also logs the largest debut for a rap album since Eminem's No. 1 set "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" @ScHoolBoyQ," School retweeted. (Schoolboy Q's Twitter)
According to reports, Q's new Oxymoron managed to sell over 130,000 copies in week one.
As forecast, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut, "Oxymoron," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q's first in a joint-venture deal with Interscope Records. It's also the first No. 1 for Top Dawg, which previously reached No. 2 with Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.D city" in 2012. (Billboard)
Former G.O.O.D. Music stud Kid Cudi's new LP landed at No. 4 with nearly 90,000 sold copies.
Kid Cudi's stealth release "Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon" debuts at No. 4 with 87,000. The digital-only set debuted exclusively on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3 on Tuesday (Feb. 25) with little advance warning. And, in its first week, it was only available as a full album purchase -- none of its tracks were available a la carte. (Billboard)
Back in January, Schoolboy talked about the blood, sweat and tears he invested into the new LP.
"I don't like Kendrick," Q joked when he appeared on "RapFix Live" on Wednesday (January 22). "Nah, he's an awesome artist, but it's my turn, man." Q says that he's been working on Oxymoron for two years and "Break the Bank" is one of his earliest recordings from the album. "I haven't dropped nothing since 2012, the top of 2012. A bunch of stuff. I still got songs on my album that I recorded in 2012, but the records are so great to me," he said. "'Break the Bank' is a record that was recorded in 2012. That was old. That was right when Kendrick's album dropped. It just so happened that he's nominated for seven Grammys right now." (MTV)