RuPaul Rolls Onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart With 'American'

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RuPaul at the Bing Theatre at LACMA on March 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

"I'm back," says the politically-motivated star. "I'm ready to fight the hard fight."

RuPaul debuts on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated April 15) at No. 12 with new studio album American. The set earned 2,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 30, according to Nielsen Music, with the majority from traditional album sales.

It's Ru's best sales week in two years, since Realness debuted at No. 6 in March 2015, while the new release also bows at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales. That's the same spot in which the drag icon's prior set Butch Queen started in March 2016.

Meanwhile, RuPaul's third charted title on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (which began in 2013), Todrick Hall's "Low," featuring RuPaul, bullets at No. 37, with 157,000 domestic steams and 3,000 downloads sold in the tracking week.

"I was so disappointed and despondent after the election," RuPaul recently told Billboard. "The American dream, the American drive that we stand for, had been so deluded and tainted by this divisive entity. And that's exactly what came out of me: this album. I was angry I chronicled my process of being lost and wanting to get away from it all. And then coming back and saying, 'You know what? I'm back. I'm ready to fight the hard fight.'"

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