Nas Scores Top Five Debut with King’s Disease II

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Nas is back in the top five of the Billboard 200. His new album King’s Disease II has 56,000 units, with 35,000 accounting for SEA units and 19,000 comprising album sales.



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The album is Nas’s 15th effort to make the Top 10 and is his highest performing album in nearly a decade. King’s Disease II had 47.44 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs.

According to Billboard, Nas’s first top 10 album came 25 years ago with his second effort, It Was Written, hit No. 1 in July of 1996.

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Ahead of Nas is Billie Eilish and her Happier Than Ever album, which holds a second week at No. 1. Happier Than Ever debut with 238,000 units, the fifth-largest week of 2021. At No. 2 is Olivia Rodirgo’s Sour, up one spot with 61,000 equivalent album units.