Live from a tour bus in Austin, TX Mac Miller chops it up via Skype with Sway for MTV’s RapFix about debuting #1 on the Billboard charts. And being the first independent hip hop artist to do so since Tha Dogg Pound in ‘95. And despite not reaching the 50k pre-order mark, Mac says he’s still donating $50k to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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Beyonce‘s 4 album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 this week with 310,000 records sold. 4 is Beyonce’s lowest first-week sales for any of her solo releases, her peak was 541,000 for B’Day back in 2006 and Sasha Fierce sold 481,000 it’s first week in 2008. ‘B’ however, is also making waves this week across the pond with 4 landing at the number one spot on UK’s album chart as well. In other chart news, Adele’s ’21′ fills in the #2 spot with 92,000 sold for a whopping total of 2.5 million sold this year! Kanye West’s protege Big Sean debuts #3 with Finally Famous: The Album selling 87,000 records, after debuting at #1 last week, Jill Scott falls to #5 with The Light of the Sun, with sales of 55,000, and the Eminem and Royce da 5’9″ collabo, Hell: The Sequel, slips three spots to #9 (42,000).
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Chris Brown has been a controversial figure over the last 2 years but it looks like the drama hasn’t had a negative effect on his career with, “F.A.M.E.,” selling 270k records in the first week of sales. Looks like album sales are on the way up with Lupe Fiasco selling 204k records during his first week.