Wiz Khalifa has scored a number one hit with his new album Blacc Hollywood. The record reportedly debuted at the very top of the Billboard 200.
After teasing the release of his latest batch of songs for months, Khalifa has finally delivered. Judging from the number of copies sold during the first week of release, more than a few people were anxiously awaiting the record to hit retail shelves. It appears that their respective enthusiasm for the record was best expressed through dollar signs.
According to USA Today, Wiz Khalifa moved approximately 90,000 copies of Blacc Hollywood in seven days. This was enough to propel him to the top of the Billboard 200, a first for the 26-year-old artist. His previously efforts landed at No. 2.
The publication adds that Khalifa sold enough copies of his latest studio outing to knock the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack off the top spot. The surprise hit ended up in the No. 2 position, while Chase Rice’s Ignite the Night landed at No. 3. Billboard points out that overall album sales reached 3.97 million units last week.
If you still need more Wiz Khalifa music to keep your tender ears happy for the rest of the year, be sure to pick up a copy of his free mixtape 28 Grams. From what we hear, it makes a perfect companion piece to Blacc Hollywood. Interested parties can snag a digital copy of the mixtape for no money down over at DatPiff.
Unfortunately for Wiz Khalifa and his record label, the success of his latest album is darkened by the shooting that took place backstage at one of his recent shows. The Inquisitr previously reported that a 38-year-old man was fatally shot five times during Wiz’s set at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountainview, California last weekend. Around 22,000 people were in attendance when the incident took place.
As a result, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Michigan State University is canceling Khalifa’s September 13 performance at Breslin Student Events Center.
“Due to Michigan State University’s review of recent events and assessment of campus concerns, MSU has decided to cancel the event. A full refund will be processed for all patrons within the next few days using the same method as the original payment. Patrons who purchased tickets with cash will receive a refund check within the next few weeks from MSU.”
Have you picked up a copy of Wiz Khalifa’s album Blacc Hollywood yet? What do you think about MSU canceling the rapper’s upcoming performance?
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