A Tribe Called Quest Has The Number 1 Album In The U.S.A.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:27:47
It's been over 20 years, but A Tribe Called Quest has finally returned to the top of the Billboard charts. We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service has debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, the group's first album in 18 years. It was released through Epic Records on November 11th, and earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 17, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 112,000 were in traditional album sales.
We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is the second A Tribe Called Quest album to top the Billboard charts. The first was Beats, Rhymes and Life, which topped the list for one week on the chart in August of 1996. Billboard reports, "That gap between No. 1s is the longest for a hip-hop act in the chart's history. Previously, Jeezy — just two weeks ago — held the longest wait between No. 1s among hip-hop acts, with eight years and two months between The Recession in September of 2008 and Trap or Die 3 this month."
We Got It From Here is apparently the final album from A Tribe Called Quest. The group hadn't released a record since 1998's The Love Movement. Founding member Phife Dawg passed away last March, but makes numerous appearances on the record.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff