Distant Relatives the collaborative album from rapper Nas and Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, has debuted in the number five position on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The album was released on May 18 via Universal Records/Def Jam and is the tenth top ten album for Nas. It is the second top ten album for Marley whose Welcome to Jamrock opus debuted and stalled at number 7 in 2005 with 85,000 copies moved in its first week of release.
Distant Relatives moved some 57,000 copies in its first full week at retail. The album is number one on Billboard’s Reggae, Rap and R&B Hip Hop Album charts.
Gyptian falls on R&B chart but makes moves on pop chart
In other news gyptian’s stateside hit Hold Yuh has slipped to number 41 on the Billboard R&B hip hop singles and tracks chart. However, due to increased airplay on mainstream pop radio stations, the track debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Over on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, the track moved into the number six spot. For a ninth week, Hold Yuh holds firm in the number one spot on Billboard’s Digital Reggae songs chart. The track saw a 15% increase (10,000) in digital downloads.