Dr. Dre‘s “Compton” takes the top spot
Deceased rapper Chinx posthumously bowed at No. 2 on Billboard’s Sep. 5 Top R&B/Hip-Hip Albums chart with 15,000 “Welcome to JFK” units sold, per Nielsen music.
The emcee was runner-up to Dr. Dre‘s “Compton,” which finished first for the second week in a row.
“JFK” was Chinx first official album and landed three months after he died on May 17 from a gunshot wound in his hometown of Queens, NY. The drive-by shooting victim was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys crew, regularly appearing on mixtapes from the label. The rapper was 31 at the time of his death.
Chinx — real name Lionel Pickens — also came in at No. 87 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
“Compton” was tied to the release of biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” which chronicles Dr. Dre‘s time as a member of gangsta rap group N.W.A. “Compton” opened to a big 286,000 copies sold, but dropped by 85 percent in its sophomore week.