Rapper A$AP Rocky is starting 2013 on a high after his debut album Long.Live.A$AP debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart.
The Harlem rapper’s critically accliam album sold 139,000 copies in its first week of release according data from Nielsen SoundScan.
The album Long.Live.A$AP was a leaked a month ahead of its release date. But that didn’t stop hip hop fans from buying a copy.
Speaking with MTV News, Rocky shared his excitement of having a number one debut under his belt.
“Having a #1 album is just crazy alone because we leaked a month early—a whole month,” Rocky said. “That means that people just really wanted to support. It must mean that the proof is in the pudding and people appreciate art again. I’m just thankful, man.”
A$AP Rocky is getting ready to hit the road with Rihanna for her upcoming Diamond World Tour starting next month.