Anderson .Paak Earns His First Top 10 Album With 'Ventura'

Congratulations to the singer-rapper from California.

(AllHipHop News) Anderson .Paak won his first Grammy in February for Best Rap Performance ("Bubblin"). This year will also be memorable for the Aftermath recording artist because he broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 for the first time too.

Ventura debuted at #4 on the latest chart thanks to 55,000 first-week units. That was an increase from 2018's Oxnard which peaked at #11 with 40,000 first-week units. His discography also contains the solo efforts Venice and Malibu as well as Yes Lawd! with Knxwledge.

Paak recruited contributions from Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Sonyae Elise, Brandy, and the late Nate Dogg for his fourth studio LP. Dr. Dre served as an executive producer for the project.

"Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth," explained The Free Nationals vocalist. "The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all!"