Nas is known for having songs and albums that the hardcore hip hop fans adore for his lyrical dexterity and emotional impact on various topics. He is not really known for being a top billboard charter although he has a long list of statistics in that department.
Nas’ King’s Disease has reportedly moved 47K in its first week with 36.17M on-demand streams, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200. This marks Nas’ 14th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 over the course of his career.
The list is lead by Taylor Swift’s Folklore followed by Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD’s posthumous projects.
This week's top 5 on the #Billboard200:
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) August 31, 2020
Nas spoke about his previous effort in Nasir that was produced by Kanye West and the faults with it. Nas joined The Breakfast Club to talk about his new album, but also addressed lingering questions about the creation of Nasir and fans’ lukewarm reception. “I don’t know what went wrong. I would say I did want to work more with [Kanye]. We spent some time but I was working on ideas and he’d give me a few loops but they weren’t finished,” Nas said in the interview. “He was working on a lot. He had Cudi, he had Teyana Taylor, he had his album and I was the only one coming in starting fresh so I had less time with him. We really did that album the week it was supposed to come out.”
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