Big Sean’s album “Detriot 2” hits No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart making this his 3rd time on the chart. The set finished with 103,000 equivalent album units its first week of release. Falling right behind 6ix9ine who debuted at Number Four on the RS 200 with TattleTales. His first album since being released from prison earlier this year.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Sept. 19-dated chart (where Detroit 2 bows at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Tuesday, Sept. 15. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
It’s the Detroit rapper’s third No. 1 album, following “I Decided” in 2017 and “Dark Sky Paradise” in 2015. His previous studio sets — 2013’s “Hall of Fame” and 2011’s “Finally Famous” — both peaked at No. 3 on the chart.
“Detroit 2” is the sequel to Big Sean’s 2012 mixtape “Detroit” and boasts collaborations with Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Travis Scott and a host of others. Which was released on Sept. 4.
The new album was able to hold off Pop Smoke’s “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” and Juice WRLD’s “Legends Never Die,” which land at Nos. 2 and 3 on the chart. The latest from rapper 6ix9ine and Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” round out the Top 5.
In other news, Sean said Kendrick Lamar reached out after hearing the verse and he hopes their reconciliation can serve as inspiration to fans.
Big Sean recently discussed his record in an interview on Sway In The Morning. Speaking to Sway, Sean said Nipsey’s death made him reflect on the importance of interpersonal relationships, saying “something shifted” in him and his understanding of respect.
Watch an Listen below to interview.