Nas Expected To Score Sixth No. 1 Album With "Life Is Good"

Nas' latest album "Life Is Good" garners not only critical, but commercial success.

If projections are accurate, Nas' album Life Is Good will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The feat would place Nas elite company. Eminem, by comparison, has six No. 1 albums, including Curtain Call: The Hits, and Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile. DMX's first five solo albums debuted at No. 1, while his sixth, Year of the Dog...Again, dropped at No. 2. Jay-Z leads all emcees in the No. 1 album department, scoring 11 of them, including Unfinished Business with R. Kelly and Watch the Throne with Kanye West.

Nas' other albums to hit No. 1 are 1996's It Was Written, 1997's The Firm with Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature, 1999's I Am, 2007's Hip Hop Is Dead and 2008's Untitled.

Billboard.com reported the projection, stating that Life Is Good may be the only title to sell over 100,000 this week, with Zac Brown Band's Uncaged expected to drop to No. 2.

RELATED: Nas Says "Illmatic" Was "Perfect" & That "Life Is Good" Is "Excellence"

105 Comments

  • Anonymous

    THESE SAME FCUKBOIS LAUGHIN @ SALES PROLLY COULDN'T SELL 100,000 M&MS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IF THEY TRIED MARVIN GAYE HAS MEGA CLASSIC HITS & HIS ONLY RIAA CERTIFIED ALBUM IS MIDNIGHT LOVE U FCUKBOIS & PATHETIC & SICKENIN

  • Wake Up

    Music is entertainment. Its meant to entertain you. Stop trying to figure out who sold what and listen to it, then turn it off and go about your day. Who cares who sold what. If you like the ENTERTAINING music, are ENTERTAINED by the album, then listen to it. If not, turn it off. simple. Get a life people!!!

  • Anonymous

    Y'ALL SHOULDA BEEN KNEW THE FCUKBOIS WOULD COME OUT TALKIN SALES LET EM TALK THEY ON HERE TALKIN BOUT EVERY SINGLE RAPPERS' SALES EVERY SINGLE WEEK U THINK THEY BUYIN ALL THESE CDS? THINK ABOUT IT

  • FLO RIDA MAYNE

    GUESS WHAT? FLO RIDA HAS MORE SALES THAN THIS TALENTLESS HACK. FLO RIDA MADE CLASSICS LIKE "LOW", "RIGHT ROUND", "SUGAR", "WHERE DEM GIRLS AT", "CLUB CAN'T HANDLE ME", "GOOD FEELING", "WILD ONES" AND "WHISTLE" ALL REAL HIP-HOP THAT INFLUENCE OUR CHILDREN ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE STRUGGLE WHILE THIS LOWLIFE RAPPER WE CALL "NAS" HAS NO HITS AND FLOPS SO HARD. FLO RIDA KILLS EVERY RAPPER AND INSPIRED MORE RAPPERS THAN TUPAC, BIGGIE, NAS, JAY-Z, EMINEM, LUPE FIASSHOLE, RICK ROSS, LIL WAYNE, DRAKE, KANYE WEST, KID CUDI, WIZ KHALIFA, T.I., RAKIM, BEASTIE BOYS, TECH N9NE, THE ROOTS, ATMOSPHERE, LINKIN PARK, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, LIMP BIZKIT, KENDRICK LAMAR, J. COLE, BIG K.R.I.T., B.O.B, ANDRE 3000, TYLER THE CREATOR, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, 50 CENT, JA RULE, LUDACRIS, KRS-ONE, RUN DMC, NWA, DR. DRE, SNOOP DOGG, CANIBUS, LL COOL J, DIZZY WRIGHT, A$AP ROCKY, WU-TANG CLAN AND ANY RAPPER COMBINED. FLO RIDA=BEST RAPPER OF ALL-TIME!

    • Anonymous

      Whoa. Looks like we have a Flo-Rida stan with Flo-Rida's dick in his mouth. What he just said is a bunch of fanboy BS. Kill yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Rihanna one of the biggest pop stars has yet to have a #1 album & her last album debuted at 160k on the billboard charts.... Nas is good! Haters stay mad!

  • Anonymous

    I dont got the money to buy this shit right now but I might have to just say fuck t and spend what little money I got cause this album deserves to go ten times platinum.

  • Nazir

    Considering nas' last album sold 187k in its first week and that was 4 years ago if he sells more than 100k it's not bad taking into account record sales have been on the decline. On the other hand, it's depressing to see the likes of MMG and jeezy etc sell more or about the same than Nas in their first week when nas is a legend. The so called fans are to blame tho for not copping it and downloading it. I think this is his last album on def jam as well hopefully he gets a new deal

  • Big C

    Nobody buys albums anymore, especially the African American community, plain and simple. Young Money, Jay, and Kanye have crazy sells out the gate because they are international icons. Nas has pretty nas foreign follwing, but its nothing like Wayne's or Jay's, hell not even Nicki. Nas still that nigga though

  • Anonymous

    "If a artist flops you think the label will be in a rush to release another album from you?" Depends on the artist. Ross consistently underperforms, but has alot of awareness. Nas, on the other hand, was MIA for a minute, then all of a sudden the album was said to be coming out, then it did. No telling how long it takes him to do it again.

  • Anonymous

    "I think this this album will only get better with time and it will still sound fresh years from now" Forget over time. Let's say next year same time. Will anyone remember Life is Good?

  • Anonymous

    "Lebron James just tweeted he's bumpin Life Is Good" He re-tweeted a few minutes later and said he almost crashed his Benz because it was putting him to sleep.

  • Anonymous

    Record sales are important for 3 reasons 1. If a artist flops you think the label will be in a rush to release another album from you? If you a new artist you might not get to release a second album 2. The budget for your next album will be cut that means less promo less samples and features 3. The 360 deal which means the artist tour money will be effected

  • Beta2k12

    Yall dont understand so fuckin what he didnt sell. Niggaz dont buy CDs no more. smh. but commercial success fuck that. Real shit we all know that was a classic. Nikki sold albums Drake and Wayne. And that shit on all three. so what all that say

  • Anonymous

    "picture hov doing a 100k out the gate yall niggas must be kray thats not in my trait"-jay-z

  • Anonymous

    def jam sucks funny how he got down with them ross gonna do the same numbers

  • RC

    This album may not set records but I do think it will steadily sell units over the years, it has alotta meaningful timeless sunject matter and the production doesn't sound like it will be dated really soon like alotta releases today. I think this this album will only get better with time and it will still sound fresh years from now which is more than most artist today can say.

  • yea yea

    trolling sites are for bumpy face virgins...nobody that is over 21 or ever touched a female would be such a fag online

  • Anonymous

    What does #1 mean if no other album even breaks 100k? For Nas to sell 100k in the first week is not good. He has been on a steady decline. If you are a real Nas fan like I am, you shouldn't look at rank. You should look at PERFORMANCE. The stuff that is going to keep Nas signed (and alive on a major) is not relative to other artists' position on the chart. 100K means he won't even go gold (being 4-5 songs in already single-wise) and Def Jam may not re-up the homie. I wanted to see him do more. This is one of the first albums where he really took it back to the raw but the fans still didn't support? I don't get yall. Nas, one of the most supported on blogs, but not in real life?

  • Anonymous

    Jay actually has 12 and Eminem actually has 7.

  • Real Talk 100

    SUMMER ON SMASH SUMMER ON SMASH that shit is catch as a mothafucka

  • Real Talk 100

    Bumpin SUMMER ON SMASH last night, my girl starts shakin her ass on me, so fuck all you haters, BEAT IT GEEK lol yall never been in a club, sorry I bump Illmatic like on the regular, but that shit is not gettin a stuffy shakin on my stiffy in the club LMAO!!

  • Real Talk 100

    Lebron James just tweeted he's bumpin Life Is Good... but ya Nas is only big on the internet anymore, ya such a no name rapper nobody cares about LMAO!! Lebron James must be a delusional Nas Stan?? lol

  • Anonymous

    The first half of the album was pretty good. Then it went all R&B and tanked. #1 is still good though. Especially for an ancient MC.

  • Anonymous

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  • Michael.

    This is a flop. Hip hop fans sucked the shit outta Nas's dick for the past 2-3yrs and he still would not do at least 200k per week. I do not want to see Nas and Goat in the same sentence no more or I would hack that person and come beat the shit out of them. I mean this.

    • Real Talk 100

      Yo has anyone ever heard of this small time internet rapper named Naz.. I mean Nas? THe mothafuckin LA Times reviewed his new album Life Is Good!!! I mean, I thought I was just a delusional Nas Stan, the last Nas fan on Earth, but its so fuckin weird how the LA Times and VH1 and Lil Wayne and Lebron James like the biggest figures in media/hiphop/sports keep reenforcing my delusional world view LOL!!!

    • Real Talk 100

      Lebron James just tweeted he's bumpin Life Is Good... but ya Nas is only big on the internet anymore, ya such a no name rapper nobody cares about LMAO!! Lebron James is a delusional Nas Stan?? lol

    • Real Talk 100

      Nas is one of the most incredible rappers to ever touch the mic, one of the greatest, still puts out some of the greatest rap albums period. really I think we can say Hov has the stronger, more respected, more popular body of work than Nas. I mean its hard to believe how hard he came wit Blue Print 3 and Watch the Throne. Eminem probably connects wit people on an emotional level better, maybe is even superior lyrically. guys like Meek Millz and 2Chainz and Kiss got more buzz in the streets and on the radio. A ton of rappers wit better punchlines..... But nevermind all that Im just a delusional Nas Stan lol

    • Real Talk 100

      Nas Expected To Score Sixth No. 1 Album With "Life Is Good" , yeah what a pathetic small potatoes internet rapper, who was just on albums of Lil Wayne, Tyga, Nicki Minaj, just had a visit on 106 in Park, hes such a small insignificant rapper, he's had beef wit Pac, Hov, and 50, lol whos the delusional one?

    • Anonymous

      ^^^ Deluded Nas stan. Nas is internet goat, lol

    • Real Talk 100

      Michael, Nas is the GOAT, and your mom looks like a goat.

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop Is Dead came out at the end of 2006.

  • Great Album

    I am really impressed with this album, listened to it the whole way through a few times now. Nas picked up his delivery big time and has some lethal rhyme patterns, some of which are new and some that remind me almost of old Nas or Wu material. Glad I bought the album and wish the dude success. PS not sure what point it was when people started bickering like little bitches on the internet over album sales and comparing artists, going as far as to say it matters to people personally. Advice: Just listen to the music you like and stop being such emotional fans. You guys are worse than the legions of women who used to follow around rock stars. Internet groupies. Disgusting shit to see for real.

  • jg

    I don't know why people keep calling Life Is Good a flop. Yeah "Summer on Smash" is an embarassment, but the rest of the album bumps pretty well, and as Nas said is is kind of a modern hip-hop version of Marvin Gayes "Here, My Dear". But it allows you to see the difference. The fame riches and power were what ultimately led to the end of thier relationship. Only thing I find kind of wierd is on "Bye Baby" when Nas still reccomends that niggas marry their baby mamas to make an honest women out of her...like damn dude, you married yo baby mama and you ended up losiing half your shit for the rest of your damn life.

    • R.Pgh

      I don't mind the summer on smash beat, it's swizz that ruins it for me. He married kelis before she was knocked up.

  • Fat Shady

    DX got it wrong Em has Slim Shady LP, Marshall Mathers LP, Devil's Night, Eminem Show, D12 World, Encore, Relapse, Recovery & Hell The Sequel

  • Exposing all Purse holders

    Nas still moves the neede like no other emcee. Look at all haters below CPU keyboard bangers...Really!

  • Anonymous

    MMG FLOPPED NAS FLOPPED WOW

  • Anonymous

    AND NOW YOU SEE WHY WAYNE SUCKS MUSIC>>>>>>>>>SALES

  • Real Talk

    im bein sarcastic of course

  • Real Talk 100

    The whole New York must be "Nas Stans", New York love Nas lol

  • Real Talk 100

    Its so funny seeing these haters like another flop, really, did you actually listen to the album? How about Distant Relatives? Ok, you might have a point wit Streets Disciples in like what 2004? alot of people weren't feelin it. Me I liked it alot, had it in my changer for like 6 months straight. But the last two solo, Hip Hop Is Dead and the N***** album, I didnt hear anyone at all disappointed wit those, and Distant Relatives is just mind blowing. So anyone sayin "another flop" or "Nas stans", your really just talkin out your ass lol.

    • R.Pgh

      Distant Relatives was one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. The message, the lyrics, the music, the originality...crazy. I liked Streets Disciple, but my argument against it is the same I have for Blueprint II, in that it shouldn't have been a double cd. they could have taken all the best songs, made one disc, and it would have been a better overall album.

  • The MG

    Congrats. Definitely deserves to be #1.

  • R.Pgh

    Eric B & Rakim's 'Paid In Full' is a top 5 hip hop album of all time. It took over 8 years to go platinum, at a time when you couldn't download music for free on the internet. Vanilla Ice's 'To The Extreme' sold 15 million albums and has been the joke of rap music for over 20 years. Keep telling yourselves that sales matter.

    • Real Talk 100

      @R.Pgh , might as well not waste your time bro, hes a hater, your arguement is too logical and makes too much sense, its not gonna get through to a closed minded hater. I mean, we're only talkin about Nas here, like if hiphops got a Beatles or a Rolling Stones its Nas, dropped what is widely considered the greatest hip hop record in history, only a hater could nitpick Nas lol. Like you might as well hate on Beatles Stans for makin excuses for the Beatles, as their knockin out number 1 albums and shit, dudes post makes no sense lol

    • R.Pgh

      Sales don't mean a thing to me. To me, arguably the best album in the past 5 years is Blu & Exile's 'Below the Heavens' and I'd be shocked if more than 30k people own the album. Why would you let a number dictate what is and what is not good music? In your logic, MC Hammer is better than Scarface because he sold more albums.

    • Real Talk 100

      Whats your excuse if he gets the #1 album in the country like this last two? sounds like your the one makin excusin justifyin why your a hater lol. Make an excuse why you dont like MADE YOU LOOK, why you dont like THIEFS THEME, why you dont like MESSAGE TO THE FEDS or NAZARTETH SAVAGE, why you dont like STAR WARS why you dont like BREATHE, why you dont like FRIENDS, why you dont like STAY like why dont you like classic shit?

    • Anonymous

      Keep telling yourselves that sales don't matter, when you Nas stans were the ones jerking off to the comments he was getting on site, assumig he was going gold or even plat and shit. But Nas stans are known for making up nothing but excuses, they've been doing this shit longer than 15 years now.

  • gonzo

    You American guys buy that album, show that you are classy! Cuz if not, the whole world will be laughing at you!

  • BeatzGrymm

    How much you haters gettin paid?! Eat a dick and die! Nasir... greatest emcee alive or dead!

  • Anonymous

    Nas stans avoiding this shit like they didn't catch it, haha.

  • Anonymous

    Sales don't matter. Rappers make most of their money from doing shows which I bet would be sold out. Life is Good got very little promotion combined with rap sales in general just being down. So not going gold or plat is not flopping.

  • Anonymous

    doesnt jay have 12 number ones? (including collision course)

  • Anonymous

    so Jeezy sold 250k but Nas only gonna get 100k ? that doesn't sound right..

  • YESSIR

    THIS IS A FLOP JUST ADMIT IT NAS STANS. NAS WOULD KILL HIS DAUGHTER FOR NICKI SALES

    • Anonymous

      6 albums from now? i would be surprised if Nicki releases even 2 more albums. that chick has already started falling off in a major way.

    • God

      You mean the same nicki who sold 200k less her first week and a million less than her first album... lets see where Nicki is at 6 albums from now

  • Anonymous

    What you expect hoe?

  • Anonymous

    ANOTHER flop for this garbage ass nigga. When will you dumb ass pieces of shit learn that "internet buzz" means absolutely NOTHING? Such vastly disappointing sales after this guy has been sucked off for the past 2 years by thousands of commenters and internet sites. What a fucking horrendous, but volume-speaking performance. Yall favor Nas everywhere, but will never go out support him. Haha, that is what that fucking loser deserves for trying to appeal to a crowd that doesn't give a shit about him and acting like his true fans don't exist. Haha, that is what this human L gets for whoring himself through the whole industry for the last two years. This nigga is really fucking dumb. Did he really think that featuring ringtone rappers would get him some off their fans? God damn. Now it's too late to release something for the fans he was shitting on. Your career is over, nigga.

  • Anonymous

    here comes the hate. the album is critically acclaimed. so the haters can not say the shit is whack. so the only thing they can hate on is how the album is going to perform commercially. as far as i am concerned nas had three objectives with this album: 1) create an incredible album - check 2) make sure album debutes no. 1- almost check 3) get a plaque of some sorts ( gold or platinum) for the album- we shall see. i think it will go gold. having said that, i will not get a single penny from nas, so i don't care about sales. what i care about is the music and on that front i am very happy with the album. another critically acclaimed album. start the hate!!!

  • DK

    NAS WILL STRUGGLE TO GO GOLD.LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HIS SONGS ON HIPHOPDX GOT AN AVERAGE OF 4/5 BUT HE CANNOT BREAK THE 500K MARK? REALLY? SALES MATTERS-IF PEOPLE DONT BUY YOUR SHIT AND YOU ARE WELL ESTABILISHED IT MEANS YOU ARE WACK.

    • ^^

      dumbass nas hater.

    • Anonymous

      Nas FAILED to keep himself relevant by packing his album with R&B features and the hottest rapper at the moment. He FAILED to keep himself relevant by being a feature of virtually EVERY ringtone rapper out there. He TRIED to keep himself relevant by appearing in Nicki Minaj's video as her love interest. He TRIED to put out a hit by featuring Swizz Beatz on something that makes the worst tracks of Nastradamus look like his best. Despite ALL that, he STILL wasn't able to come through as he should after all that hype on every single internet presence. To put it simply: This nigga failed to sellout for yet ANOTHER time.

    • Anonymous

      only old rappers selling well these days would be dre and jay and thats only because jay keeps himself relevent by packing his album with features or feeding of kanye west.

  • DK

    LMAO...FLOP..NAS IS AN ESTABILISHED ARTIST HE SHOULD HAVE SOLD MORE. YOU SAID LESS THAN 100K FOR KRIT AND CURRENSY WAS A SUCCESS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ESTABILISHED? SO WHAT YOUR EXCUSE FOR THIS MOLE HAVING NIGGA? 500K AND UPWARDS IS FOR THE ELITE MOB=YMCMB. NAS WILL NEVER COMPETE WITH NICKI FROM NOW ON TILL HE DIES=FACT PUSHA T AND COMMON ARE NOT EVEN RELEVANT.

  • Anonymous

    lol this is a flop

  • Latifah

    Nigga pleaZZZe. Spare me the bullshit...

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  • its all good

    This nigga could do 10,000 first week, it's all good because his voicemail will be full of promoter niggas that want him to tour around the planet performing songs from his new album. SHOW MONEY > ALBUM SALES MONEY.

  • Anonymous

    "places nas in elite company" BUT HE ALREADY IS ELITE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    1 milli in first week mark mah wordz

  • FURYAN

    THAT FIRM ALBUM IS ONE HELL OF A ALBUM. NO DOUBT KID

  • Breal

    Life is good is a Classic it deserves support from true Hiphop and good music fans..

  • Anonymous

    Album sales don't necessarily reflect on the quality of the album.

    • Anonymous

      Low sales don't give a bad album a higher quality. Haha, weren't you dumb fucking Nas stans bragging about his sales, just a few days ago? Another huge L for this fucking loser. Like I said, most Nas "fans" on the internet = bandwagon dickriders.

    • Anonymous

      Yes true... should have sold more.

  • YESSIR

    IF YOU SAID NICKI FLOPPED YOU HAVE TO CALL THIS A FLOP

    • Jay

      Nah Because Nicki is all over commercial radio and STILL sold less than last album...u know what that mean? She's HORRIBLE....Nas aint have one single on the radio every day....The don once in a while but not in heavy rotation

  • armando

    nas goat, deserves at least 500 plus dude has almost 800k twitter followers

  • mrnoluv

    Ok, let's see what this fool can do, if this is such a great album, if he is the best of all time, he should at least be able to go 2 mil! I mean Em did 4 mil and everyone thinks he is whack, so you this cat who everyone thinks is the best of all time, should be able to sell easy. Let's see what happens.

    • Anonymous

      "he should at least be able to go 2 mil!" wow you're absolutely right! I love when Billboard representatives comment on what an artists forecast sales should be like...

    • The MG

      "Em did 4 mil and everyone thinks he is wack" Where did you see that everyone called Eminem wack? Last I checked, he's one of the most praised and respected rappers in hip hop.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, he doesn't, right. "Nas Is Coming", "Hey Nas", "Oochie Wally Wally", "Summer On Smash", "Zone Out", "Braveheart Party", "Hero" and "Make The World Go Round" don't exist, hahaha. You Nas stans are so fucking ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      nas is not white... and doesn't make pop songs

  • junMaf*ckn

    Nas Is The GOAT!

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