Jeezy notches his third No. 1 album — and eighth consecutive top 10 — on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival ofTrap or Die 3. The album, which was released on Oct. 28 through YJ/CTE/Def Jam Records, earned a little more than 89,000 units in the week ending Nov. 3, according to Nielsen Music. The set sold 73,000 in traditional album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Nov. 19-dated chart (where Jeezy bows at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
All eight of Jeezy’s charting albums have reached the top 10, stretching back to 2005’s Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Aug. 13, 2005-dated list. He previously led the tally with 2008’s The Recession and 2006’s The Inspiration.
“I wanted to take it back to creating music,” Jeezy recently told Billboard. “My first two albums, we made from scratch. We didn’t even have a studio… In its entirety, (the new album is) real, authentic, quality street music.”
Jeezy’s last chart entry was 2015’s Church in These Streets, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 off a start of 107,000 units (98,000 in traditional album sales).
Trap or Die 3 edges out Cosmic Hallelujah for the top slot on the Billboard 200 after the two albums spent most of the tracking week vying for No. 1. While Cosmic Hallelujah is the top selling album of the week, Trap or Die 3 earned a greater overall equivalent album unit figure, owed to the popularity of its tracks on streaming services. In addition to Trap or Die 3’s 73,000 in pure album sales, it also tallied 3,000 in track equivalent albums and 13,000 in streaming equivalent albums. As for Chesney’s album, it sold 79,000 copies, earned 7,000 track equivalent units and 2,000 in streaming units. (All totals are rounded to the nearest thousand.)