2 Chainz's "Based On A T.R.U. Story" Debuts At Number One

2 Chainz scores a chart-topping entry with his debut album.

2 Chainz has scored a number one album with his solo debut Based on a T.R.U. Story, released via Def Jam.

According to HDD, Tity Boi sold 145,809 copies of B.O.A.T.S., unseating Now That's What I Call Music 43 from the top of the charts. The final tally is above estimates, which ranged from 135,000 to 140,000. Label mate Rick Ross slips a spot from number two to three with God Forgives, I Don't, moving another 41,186 copies this week.

Insane Clown Posse had a surprisingly high debut with Mighty Death Pop, which bows at number four on the chart with 39,337 copies sold in its first week. Nas' Life is Good takes a hit this week, dropping from 14 to 21 15,551 copies sold.

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61 Comments

  • John-Boy

    There are 145,809 idiots who just spent $14.99 on a shiny new frisbee.

  • hulk

    I used to wonder how people like 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Waka, Gucci, Plies, and the other 100 wack rappers got any love at all (it amazes me that 2 Chainz wack behind even sold 100K period) but here what it is in a nutshell: People want to hear that trash. A lot of hip hop fans today are super young and don't want to hear things that make them think, so these rappers now just give people what they want to hear. I bet even 2 Chainz knows that he's garbage, but people want to hear that trash he spits so he gives it to them. I can't really blame him and the other dudes out now for milking the game like that. So the next time anybody wonders 'Who even let these fools in a studio to record?', just remember that they have lots of fans that want to hear uncreative, grade school rhyming about lives that 95% of them have never lived, so they just give the people what they want.

  • this is what it is...

    I used to wonder how people like 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Waka, Gucci, Plies, and the other 100 wack rappers got any love at all (it amazes me that 2 Chainz wack behind even sold 100K period) but here what it is in a nutshell: People want to hear that trash. A lot of hip hop fans today are super young and don't want to hear things that make them think, so these rappers now just give people what they want to hear. I bet even 2 Chainz knows that he's garbage, but people want to hear that trash he spits so he gives it to them. I can't really blame him and the other dudes out now for milking the game like that. So the next time anybody wonders 'Who even let these fools in a studio to record?', just remember that they have lots of fans that want to hear uncreative, grade school rhyming about lives that 95% of them have never lived, so they just give the people what they want.

  • this is what it is...

    I used to wonder how people like 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Waka, Gucci, Plies, and the other 100 wack rappers got any love at all (it amazes me that 2 Chainz wack behind sold 100K+ period) but here what it is in a nutshell: People want to hear that trash. A lot of hip hop fans today are super young and don't want to hear things that make them think, so these rappers now just give people what they want to hear. I bet even 2 Chainz knows that he's garbage, but people want to hear that trash he spits so he gives it to them. I can't really blame him and the other dudes out now for milking the game like that. So the next time anybody wonders 'Who even let these fools in a studio to record?', just remember that they have lots of fans that want to hear uncreative, grade school rhyming about lives that 95% of them have never lived, so they just give the people what they want.

  • real

    You can tell hip hop is really dying as an art when 2 Chainz can sell 100K+, period. He should be nowhere close to Nas in sales; he certainly is nowhere near Nas lyrically. Lately I hear the most people say that this is new 2012 music, that 2 Chainz, Waka, Rozay, Meek Mill etc ain't tryin to be Nas or Common Sense or Black Thought, and that people are stuck in the past (90s, early 2000s). Don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at anybody that can make a successful career in this game. Its just that you have these dudes coming in the game now that just truly have no talent, and that's not a matter of opinion. They talk about lives they never lived and spit some of the most basic, uncreative grade school rhymes over a hype beat, then get Drake, Nicki, Wayne, Kanye to feature on it. But I guess I understand why these dudes can get on now, and that's because people want to hear that trash. A lot of hip hop fans today are super young and don't want to hear things that make them think, so these rappers now just give people what they want to hear. Not saying that every rapper has to talk about politics or the black struggle or philosophy, but even if you're just rhyming about partying in the club, be creative. I bet even 2 Chainz knows that he's garbage, but people want to hear that trash he spits so he gives it to them. I can't really blame him and the other dudes out now for milking the game like that. So the next time when us wonder "How did these motherlovers even get into the studio to record?", just remember that the fans ask for garbage, and these artists and their labels supply it.

  • So Icy Boi!

    yeah! real hip hop wins again. diz album wiz and instant classic, better den dat shitty Nas album. 2 Chainz is da 4th best rapper alive. swag

  • Jnr

    WHAT??? How the fuck did this nigga Tity Boi sell 145,000? This is the shit i don't like. So, there are 145,000 deluded Americans out there? Wow... This nigga gets no love in the UK because he is beyond wack. No matter what you say about GAME, at least he is still hiphop and yet this fool outsells him? The world is surely coming to an end.... Illuminati ass nigga!

    • Rakesh

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa fucking dumbarse we Asians are taking over the UK, along with your jobs aaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Fuck this Limey too

      You want to 'wank' me? That's just gay hahahahaha dumbass limey shit

    • Trev

      Fuck off Americunt, go lose some weight instead of writing pointless comments. Total wanker

    • Fuck this Limey

      The smell of you Limeys' rotten ass teeth is what keeps 2 Chainz away from your wasteland of a nation. Maybe if you crumpet munchers actually brushed your teeth for once instead of sipping your sugary tea you could get better rappers to perform in your country, 'mate'.

  • Anonymous

    I'm laughing at those 140k as they will never get their $10 back. I win.

  • Young Cracka

    2 Chainz's music is very good, i can dig it.

  • 900Ksold

    NAS beat the most played guy on the radio! I like 2Chains. Heard the album and made some weird faces during jus cuz he caught me off gaurd with the lazy content. So i did not buy it true story!

  • Anonymous

    IF YOU FUCK WITH THE WIRE, YOU'LL FUCK WITH THIS NEW SHOW CALLED "THE RAPPER" CHECK IT OUT!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfEo3-Vyvc4

  • Just Me

    Soooo pissed Best Buy want give me back my $9.99+tax! I fight downloading music,but this right here.... These dudes better start stepping up to fight for this culture before we lose it like Jazz &The Blues.

  • MMG Uncut

    Real hip hop sells well. 2 Chainz is the dude.

  • Anonymous

    It's official, hip hop is dead, betrayed for 2 pieces of worthless chains.

  • Chi town Bound

    SMH so 2 Chainz sellin the same amount of units as Nas? What has the world came to?

  • Hip Hop Fan

    How did 2 Chainz have such a poor showing after he had so much promotion and thats all he did? Mac Miller, J.Cole, Wiz and even Big Sean did sold than that. SMH...I don't think anyone recouped from this album.

    • Anonymous

      Big Sean and Mac Miller sold less by a mile you hack clown. If you're going to say 145K in the first week is bad, then at least site some correct sources. I mean, fuck, Sean sold less than HALF of that you retard.

  • Anonymous

    140,000 people actually spent there hard earned money on this ? Its a fucking mixtape, the album has no flow to it whatsoever. Just a bunch of random songs with no meaning behind them.

  • FuckItImDone

    what the fuck!!!? all hope is lost

  • Anonymous

    ross album is way better and putting up really good numbers if he drops a hit single he could hit platinum he gonna hit gold for sure!

  • Anonymous

    next week he won't even sell half of that.

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  • 2Chainz my nigga

    Well deserved too, because the album is an instant classic!!!!!!

  • youngsta

    wow! that's a lot more than i was expecting. great job for 2 chainz but he's still an old ass nigga acting like he's young. no lie is the only song i'll bump from him though.

  • Anonymous

    lol yessir the only thing u were right about was good music being better than ymcmb but nas and big krit? need 2 have the left part of yo brain checked

  • Anonymous

    145k ??? why ????? why America did you allow this to happen ?

  • Kali

    Was expecting it to sell around 20k,congrats to him but he's still wack

  • Anonymous

    2chainz first week sales overwhelmed nas' first week sales.

    • The MG

      Where the hell are you getting your information from? LIG did 149k first week. Check again.

    • Anonymous

      life is good did 139k in the first week. so the statement was factual: 2 chainz numbers overwhelmed nas' numbers

    • Anonymous

      how when they are the same number? hahaha funny guy bro get it in your head already.. nas aint for the masses and their momma... comparing 2 chainz to nas is like comparing Lamborghini to KIA .. sure KIA got the 1 car safety and all that shit.. but it's basic as fuck

    • The MG

      Overwhelmed? 2 Chainz's album sold three or four thousand copies less than Nas' did (149,000). Nevertheless, Def Jam's having a great summer. Good for them.

  • Anonymous

    Ross is doing some decent numbers.

  • Anonymous

    "thank god for talented upcoming artists like kendrick and krit" Stop whining like a little bitch. Hip hop is big enough for every artist out there.

  • Anonymous

    Terrible news. i feel like our beautiful hip hop has been abused and taken advantage of by these new young talentless rappers. completely using "hip hop" sounds with no substance to make money...this has to stop somewhere before it's too late..thank god for talented upcoming artists like kendrick and krit

  • YESSIR

    TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 2CHAINS> BIG KRIT ROSS > NAS YMCMB > GOOD MUSIC

  • DAMN THOSE MAYAN NIGGAS WEREN'T PLAYING

    This new generation of rappers and fans don't realise what they are doing at all. They need a prayer before its too late if bullshit like this is debuting at number one. 2012 really is the end of the world lol ...

  • Anonymous

    I like this dude...but don't like his music, I met him back in the day when he was titi boy, he was a humble and cool dude.....all I can say is congrats

  • Anonymous

    I can't see why people can diss the position Radioactive charted it sold more than ICP in it's debut week and ICP charted at No. 4!

    • Alex Jones

      Loved Trunk Music but radioactive was a mess...get over it not being a hit, it was all over the place and too far away from Yela's forte to actually be good

    • Anonymous

      Yelawolf is talented and lyrical..2 chains in neither.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO!! Americans are FUCKED UP!

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