Last week, Nas released the sequel to his 2020 album, “King’s Disease.” That project went on to win a Grammy this year, and the sequel was projected to do very well, too, as it was released last week.
King’s Disease 2 was initially projected to debut at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, just like the first KD. Now, the final numbers are in, and King’s Disease 2 is now actually the number three album in the US, with 57,000 units sold in its first week, according to Chart Data.
Billie Eilish ended up claiming the top spot for a second consecutive week, with her “Happier Than Ever” album. This week, it reached 82,000 units. Numbers two was occupied by Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” album.
King’s Disease 2 contained 15 tracks in total, and huge collaborations with stars such as Eminem, EPMD, Lauryn Hill, YG, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Charlie Wilson, Blxst, and Hit-Boy. Many were impressed with the “Death Row East” record, as Nas addressed his beef with 2Pac, and how he wanted to squash it, but couldn’t due to 2Pac’s murder in Las Vegas, in September 1996.