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Dave Chappelle Makes First Billboard Chart Appearance With 'Sticks & Stones'

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle arrives at the premiere of Focus Features' 'BlacKkKlansman' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Aug. 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

The recording of his Netflix stand-up special debuts at No. 4 on Comedy Albums.

Comic cornerstone Dave Chappelle has won two Grammy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and he now he adds another honor to his list of achievements: He makes his first appearance on a Billboard chart.

The soundtrack recording of his Netflix stand-up special Sticks & Stones debuts at No. 4 on the latest Comedy Albums chart (dated Oct. 5).

The stand-up special, which was released Aug. 26 on Netflix, drew controversy among critics because of jokes about abuse allegations against Michael Jackson and R. Kelly, as well as the LGBTQ community, cancel culture and Jussie Smollett's alleged assault.

Chappelle won his first two Grammys, both in the best comedy album category, in each of the last two years. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation won in February, after Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas claimed the honor last year.