As forecasted a week ago, rapper A$AP Rocky bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his debut album "Long.Live.A$AP," selling 139,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"Long.Live.A$AP" is the first debut album to hit No. 1 since fellow rapper 2 Chainz's "Based On a T.R.U. Story" opened atop the Sept. 1, 2012 list. (Though, 2 Chainz had released two earlier charting sets as part of the hip-hop duo Playaz Circle.)
A$AP Rocky's set is currently enjoying a top five hit single on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "F**kin' Problems" (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar). So far, the song has sold 854,000 downloads.
A$AP Rocky's first taste of a Billboard chart came barely more than a year ago, when he was the featured guest on a remix of Rihanna's song "Cockiness (Love It)." The tune spent four weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs sales chart, beginning on Dec. 10, 2011. The remix has shifted 54,000 downloads -- 19% of the song's overall sales.