Nas is back on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his new Nasir set starts at No. 5, granting the hip-hop star his 12th top 10 effort.
Nasir — released on June 15 via Mass Appeal/Def Jam Recordings — launches with 77,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 49,000 were in traditional album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 30-dated chart (where Nasir starts at No. 5) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, June 26.