(AllHipHop News) 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music nearly doubled its first-week sales predictions by collecting 106,000 units out of the gate.
The Atlanta native was just around 3,000 units short of topping Lorde’s Melodrama for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200.
Chainz was not able to lead that chart, but Pretty Girls Like Trap Music did earn him his third #1 on the Rap Albums Chart.
2012’s Based on a T.R.U. Story and 2013’s B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time were chart toppers as well.
Billboard spoke with the “Good Drank” performer at the NBA Awards red carpet on Monday.
“I feel real good. I feel real blessed and humbled by it,” said Chainz about PGLTM hitting #1 on the Rap Albums Chart. “Hard work pays off. I prayed for this album to be number one. I put a lot of effort into this album. I put a lot of resources together for this album, so it feels good to celebrate it on a night like tonight.”
The commercial success of 2 Chainz’s latest project is complemented by critical praise.
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music currently has an 82/100 score on Metacritic, making it one of the best reviewed Hip Hop albums of 2017.