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Azealia Banks’ ‘Broke’ Bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums Chart

Azealia Banks' long-awaited debut album 'Broke With Expensive Taste' makes its chart debut.

Azealia Banks‘ long-delayed album, Broke With Expensive Taste, bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums and No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The rapper’s set starts with 11,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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The rapper’s long-delayed album dropped without a prior confirmed release date, after the set was announced in 2012. Originally signed to Polydor/Interscope Records, Banks was relieved of her contract following conflicts with the labels and released the new set on indie Prospect Park (distributed through Caroline).

Banks had previously charted on Top R&B/Hip-Hip Albums with the EP 1991, which peaked at No. 17 in June 2012. (It also hit No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums, and No. 133 on the Billboard 200.) It has sold 35,000 copies.

Banks broke through in 2011 with her single “212,” featuring Lazy Jay. The track’s music video has collected more than 77 million global views on YouTube.