Rapper Fetty Wap crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his self-titled debut studio album opens at No. 1. The set, which was released Sept. 25 through RGF/300 Entertainment, earned 129,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music.
Fetty Wap leads a busy week on the chart, where a total of seven albums debut in the top 10.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 17-dated chart (where Fetty Wap is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s website on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Fetty Wap’s No. 1 achievement follows a series of hit singles from the artist earlier in 2015. He previously logged three top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 from the set with “Trap Queen” (peaking at No. 2), “679” (No. 6) and “My Way” (No. 7).
The arrival of Fetty Wap at No. 1 was powered by 75,000 in pure album sales, with the remainder of its 129,000 unit total earned from TEA and SEA (thanks in part to the strong performance of the album’s successful singles).
Fetty Wap is the first hip-hop act to see their debut studio effort hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over two years. The last to do so was A$AP Rocky, who opened atop the chart dated Feb. 2, 2012 with Long.Live.A$AP (138,000 copies sold in its first week).