Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart straight in at No. 2.
The title surges back onto the tally following Hussle’s death on March 31.
Victory Lap earned 66,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 4 (up 2,244%), according to Nielsen Music, with 17,000 of that sum in album sales (up 7,205%).
The album, which marked Hussle’s debut studio release, surpasses its original peak of No. 4, achieved in its debut frame on March 3, 2018.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.
Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 13-dated chart (where Victory Lap re-enters at No. 2.
Victory Lap was Hussle’s first studio album, though he had earlier released many mixtapes — four of which debut on the new Billboard 200. 2013’s Crenshaw bows at No. 63 with 11,000 units, 2016’s Slauson Boy 2 starts at No. 109 with 8,000 units, 2010’s The Marathon enters at No. 179 with 6,000 units, and 2014’s Mailbox Money debuts at No. 192 with nearly 6,000 units.
All four albums registered negligible unit sums in the previous tracking week.