Jeezy gets better with time with the 3rd number 1 of his career.
With the release of ‘Trap or Die 3’ Jeezy scores the 3rd number 1 album of his career. Billboard has had to adapt to how people are getting new music by including streaming and single song purchases in its calculation. In doing so this new formula has the snow man with 89,000 units sold with Kenny Chesney in a close second moving 88,000 units in his first week.
Jeezy sold 73,000 traditional albums with the rest coming from streaming and song purchases. In the new formula 10 individual song purchases equal 1 album sold, and 1,500 streams also equals one album. All eight of Jeezy’s albums have debuted in the top 10 on billboard. 2005’s Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 introduced the world to Young Jeezy, but in Atlanta he was already a house hold name pulling up to local night spots driving $100,000 cars way before a record deal. His career has come full circle from entrepreneur, to rap superstar, to music executive/rap superstar/entrepreneur.
Meek Mill is rounding out the top 3 with his new mix tape DC4 moving 87,000 units. DC4 is the fourth installment in his Dreamchaser series and is proving that the streets are still hungry for new music from Meek.