A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ Poised to Debut at No. 1
Despite the album leaking a month before its Jan. 15 release date, it looks like A$AP Rocky's 'Long.Live.A$AP' album will reach the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart.
Billboard has projected the LP to push around 130,000 copies by the end of the week on Sunday, Jan. 20. The album garnered a few hits including 'F---in' Problems' featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar. The song has reached gold status for over 500,000 copies shipped in the U.S.
In an interview with MTV, Rocky describes his album as his degree in hip-hop. "This album is more advanced; it's like [I] graduated," he explains. "It took me a year to do it, so everything I've been going through -- as far as life inspiration -- is all from within this past year after I got my record deal. 'Live.Love.A$AP' [mixtape] [is life] before the record deal and Long.Live.A$AP is after the deal."
In March, Rocky will join Rihanna on her North American run of the Diamonds World Tour. The trek kicks off March 8 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps up May 5 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.com.
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