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February 8, 2017
Atlanta’s period of grief after the Falcons lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots should be short-lived as hometown heroes Migos take the top spot on Billboard’s 200 albums chart with Culture. Kehlani also lands high on the charts with her debut album. With these projects nabbing the top spots, The Weeknd gets his lowest position yet with Starboy.
Migos did it. They have the number one album in the country. Culture lands at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 131,193 equivalent album units. The project was streamed 115.6 million times, which made up 77,000 of the total units, a whopping 59 percent. Of course, the album was bolstered by the #1 song in the country, “Bad and Boujee,” as well as the singles “T-shirt” and “Call Casting.” The Atlanta group’s last album, 2015’s Yung Rich Nation, peaked at #17 on the chart
February 6, 2017
With the release of his latest studio album, Big Sean has been making the media rounds. During one radio stop, the Detroit rapper explained a bit of the backstory behind him getting a Roc-A-Fella Records logo chain from Jay Z himself.
On Friday (Feb. 3), Big Sean stunted for the world and showed off the heavy duty jewelry on the same day his album I Decided. was digitally released.
In an interview with Hot 108 Jamz in New York City, Big Sean said “[Jay Z] gave me the Roc-A-Fella chain, the big boy,” said Sean with a wide smile, while elaborating on the discussion beforehand. “He told me, ‘You earned it.’ He gave it to me and said, ‘You earned it.'”
Sean explained that the exchange took place in New York and while he tried to employ some modesty, it was beyond obvious the moment was big for him. Sean went on to discuss his fourth studio album, explaining that the digital-only release will be followed by physical copies in the coming days.
The 28-year-old also expressed that he’s looking to “make a statement” with this release and broke down some of the recording processes behind the record, including Eminem’s “No Favors” cameo.
The “Bounce Back” artist signed with Roc Nation back in September 2014 and appeared alongside Jay Z and Kanye West on the 2012 smash “Clique” from the Cruel Summer compilation album.