Chart Check: Lecrae Makes History With #1 Debut On Billboard 200, Jhene Aiko Follows Close Behind

Published: Wednesday 17th Sep 2014 by Rashad

Grammy winning gospel rapper Lecrae saw his name etched in history books today as he became the first gospel act to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 with his new album ‘Anomaly.’  Aptly titled for, in addition, he’s the first gospel act to see his name at #1 on the Billboard 200 & Gospel charts simultaneously.

The feat is all the more impressive when one considers that he has never had a single charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

With nearly 90k registered in sales for the week, Lecrae leads a cast of new entries who have made quite the impression on the albums chart.  The week’s most anticipated debut, coming from longtime underground R&B soulstress Jhene Aiko, trails the rapper with an impressive debut of her own.  See the full chart check below and find out where she landed:

Billboard 200

1. Lecrae – ‘Anomaly’ (88k)

Lecrae – Nuthin from Kyle Dettman on Vimeo.

2. Maroon 5 – ‘V’ (80k)

3. Jhene Aiko – ‘Souled Out’ (70k)

4. Ryan Adams – ‘Ryan Adams’ (45k)

5. Lee Brice – ‘I Don’t Dance’ (38k)

6.  Jeezy – ‘Seen It All’ (33k)

7. Interpol – ‘El Pintor’ (31k)

8. Dustin Lynch – ‘Where It’s At’ (31k)

9. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack – (30k)

10. Robert Plant –   ‘Lullaby…and the Ceaseless Roar’ (29k)

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  1. Proud-Arianator September 17, 2014

    What about Michelle? :'(

    • Kelly Flopland September 17, 2014

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    • jrizza September 22, 2014

      apparently, this is how many copies Michelle had debuted with: US: 8,500 🙁

  2. LB September 17, 2014

    Yassss Jhene Aiko did great considering she had almost no promo and sold more than other artists like Ciara who had a huge amount of promo.

    Souled out is a great album, I still enjoy it.

    • Iconic Cici September 17, 2014

      B**** worry about yourself.

      • LB September 17, 2014

        B**** you better come correct before I hit you sideways.

        Next time you see my comment, you better duck and dodge it like people ducked a dodged Ciara’s CD at Target

    • Baddie Bey September 17, 2014

      No ppl just got tired of Ciara ppl needed some fresh and new talent like Jhene

  3. LB September 17, 2014

    Lecrae is awesome too, I love his album

  4. Applause September 17, 2014

    Not Jhene outselling Kelly Rowland and J.lo hahaha

    • LB September 17, 2014

      SCREAMING!!!!!! Jhene outsold Kelly Rowland, I CAN’T!!!

      J.No No’s edges tho, all that promo for 35K and Jhene outsells you with only word of mouth, I can’t.

      • Nessa1226 September 17, 2014

        Not on her debut so sit.

  5. Iconic Cici September 17, 2014

    Basic sales. Don’t come for Ciara using Jhene when she has no number 1hits or platinum albums.

    • LB September 17, 2014

      You would know all about basic sales, wouldn’t you

  6. Mark111 September 17, 2014

    70k, not bad at all seeing girls that been in the game for over 10 years can’t even cross 60k. (Ciara, Kelly, Brandy). I heard Chris is set to sale 135 to 140k, but Miss Barbara is set to do 160k. Don’t mess with a legend, I recall the world thinking that Mariah Carey Memo To Buy Some Angel Food Cake was gonna go #1 and Barbara knocked her dow with just an Oprah performance.

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

      When will Aaliyah?
      If she were alive she would be debuting with Jlo numbers!

      • Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

        Kiii… Where dem lies at?? ^^

      • Mark111 September 17, 2014

        Like Basic Instinct with 37K? We don’t live in a IF world, the facts are all of Aaliyah albums were successful and Ciara’s aren’t. The Baby Mama of R&B, lol.

    • Sara September 17, 2014

      But Brandys last album sold 68k first week. Worry about R8 flopping

      • Mark111 September 17, 2014

        Woory about Brandy flopping since the age of 20. The Vocal Bribery haven’t had a successful album since 1998.

      • asipofbrandy September 17, 2014

        you tryna throw shade at B when she can buy and sell yo lil miserable ass so kick rocks with an open toed shoe! #hatersstaypressed

      • Mark111 September 17, 2014

        Well I’m glad she can buy me, cause she for sure can’t sell me music.

      • Stanning for Whitney. September 17, 2014

        LOL MARK “I see no lies” and I swear, you are the KING of drags lol I love it.

      • Stanning for Whitney. September 17, 2014

        Actually, Brandy sold 65k, like adding on a few to make it 68 will make her look better.

  7. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    88k? And that is #1?? Why are americans so shady?

  8. FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

    God bless this young man! He is proving that with God by your side all things are possible. Im so happy for him, this is huge news! And the album is GREAT!

  9. FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

    LongBottom(LB) how do you like Lecrae’s album?

    • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

      It’s loose babe

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014


  10. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    congratz Jhene welp it looks like another one has outsold Ciara Flop a** , And Congratz Ciara here goes another artist who’s superior over you

    lol Ciara stays being somebody’s lessor

    • Cupid September 17, 2014

      But wait….. What does Ciara have to do with any of this?

  11. LB September 17, 2014


    I really like it, it’s awesome. Worth every penny.

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

      I skimmed through it, havent really indulged just yet, but I know its an amazing album! Its sounds soo dope, He deserves it all

      • LB September 17, 2014

        Ya he does, the album is fantastic.

      • Blu Rodriguez September 17, 2014

        Shouldn’t it be “Futures C******”? Kii

  12. Realest September 17, 2014

    Jhene.. Yikes.. 70k? Comparing her sales to flops of the year doesn’t the negate the fact that at the height of Jhenes popularity (now) she is barely selling out Ciara at the valley of hers. But I guess since you have chicks like Ariana Grande selling not too much more, this isn’t too bad. But still- tragic testament to the pathetic music industry these days. I like Jhene but she is nothing more than another (vocal)version of her sister and a FAR LESSOR (vocal) version of Yummy Bingham who can outsing, basically, all the girls in the industry. Music sucks now ;-(

  13. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    LOL, but it hasn’t arrived in Soweto, where did u then get it? @LooseBottom

  14. LB September 17, 2014

    @FLOP like ArtFLOP

    Honey I got it off of iTunes, I know things take time to arrive where you’re from in Polokwane

  15. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    This Jhene girl is all hype. No one will remember her after a year, she is nothing but a youtube singer who’s 15 minutes of fame is almost up, this is evident in the low number of albums she sell, no one is here for her.

    • SC_ September 17, 2014

      But she’s not a YouTube singer. She’s been around for 12 years….

  16. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    When will Ciara?

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

      When will the D********?

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        When will Dead-Liyah?

      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        she already has every last one of her studio albums are certified even her compliation album is certified

  17. LB September 17, 2014

    The nerve of a Caca fan talking about 15 min and all hype, are they even allowed to do that when Cheek to cheek will struggle harder than Souled Out; gurl sit you as$ down somewhere

  18. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    @LooseBottom.. Ok sis, just checking.. But tell me this, how can you afford an iTunes account when u can’t afford a basic seated Rihanna concert ticket, only R350 (± $35)???

  19. LB September 17, 2014

    Gurl how can you afford internet when you can’t even afford an Artpop CD?

    Who are you stealing that MTN internet from?

  20. FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

    Death!! Yall better make it hot up in here!

    (Goes to grab buckets of snacks.)

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      Death at Ciara being another artist LESSOR

      Ciara = Music Industry Peasant

  21. FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

    Did Lifetime meet budget during the filming for the Aaliyah movie?

    They couldnt travel to the Bahamas to shoot a scene, so they filmed in Canada instead…. Kiiiiiiiiiii

    • Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

      Absolute DEATH

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      Death at future paying Ciara and that soon to be government assistant child they have together DUST

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        The only dust being payed sits on top of Dead-liyahs Casket!

  22. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    @LooseBottom Gurl why didn’t u support your fave when she was in your backyard (Soccer City in Soweto)??? Instead you chose to troll TGJ the whole night while Riherpes performed to empty seats. Why are you like this?

  23. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    @futureciara will baby future ever get to meet his dad?

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

      He already has, that was a reach! lol

      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        don’t you have anything better to do like find ciaras career

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        No, I have to tend to dragging you! Its much more fun

  24. LB September 17, 2014

    Honey, my fav peformed at a bigger venue that Gags in South Africa, they deemed it Rihanna day, remember.

    We all know Polokwane is miles away from civilization in Jozi, where Rihanna had the bigger venue. And that begs the question still, who are you stealing that internet from seeing that there’s no service in Polokwane?

  25. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    @futureciara stay in your lane LESSOR

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014


      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        anyways remind Ciara not to be late for her shift at mcdonalds

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        Remind Aaliyah that her movie will debut on Lifetime.

      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        death at you bringing up her movie I don’t care about that mess of a movie so try again 🙂

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        Correct! Mess of a movie!

  26. JOHNVIDAL September 17, 2014

    Wow what? Maroon 5 are only selling 80k copies???????? Or is it that this isn´t the first week for their album? Cause damn it! Nobody can call anyone a flop anymore. If a group supported by radio, with a lot of hits by now, really well known… and pure pop, can´t do more than 100k copies: music industry is dead and you can´t give any names as examples of flops.

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014


    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      these aren’t maroon 5 first week numbers their album been out since September 2nd

      • JOHNVIDAL September 17, 2014

        Ok thanks for the info. The general situation is the same anyway.

  27. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    @LooseBottom Sis, Riherpes performed to empty seats in CPT and Jozi, same venues as Lady GaGa. The only difference is that Lady GaGa’s CPT and Jozi concerts were both sold out.. And I went to the jozi concert to support my fave. You can’t say the same for your fave tho, u were perched on TGJ because your broke a** can’t afford sh!t, even tho Riherpes was in your backyard. #PawDut

  28. LB September 17, 2014

    Hahahahahaha by Felicia, Rihanna performed to a sold out concert in Jozi and Cape Town, your internet is Polokwane must be slow for you to not know that.

    BTW, why is Caca failing to fill seats in Tel Aviv? I heard only 50% of the capacity showed up.

    I hope you’ve saved up enough of those Rands so you can buy cheek to FLOP

    • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

      Because Israel just fought a war. Stupid f**. She sold out those Asian stadiums that rihanna will NEVER.

  29. Sara September 17, 2014

    Jhene album is BORING

  30. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    DEATH at u evading my question like Riherpes evades her S** tests, so I will ask again: Why didn’t you support your fave when she was in SA, and in your shanty backyard for that matter? I will wait.

  31. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    DEATH @futureciara keeps on bringing up the Aaliyah but the real joke is Ciara will never get a Movie Ciara doesn’t even have a behind the music or a e true Hollywood story and at this rate she wont even be on unsung

    • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

      You only get those specials when you have gone through a media Scandal or are DECEASED hunny! Thank God Ciara doesnt need any E, MTV or unsung specials.

      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        or maybe because no one asked her to do an episode ?? and your right what is their to talk about who’s trying to watch a special about Ciara and her FLOP Career

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        Why is there an Aaliyah movie being made?? To show how she was a Child-Bride to a m*******, How she banged industry guys to get ahead, How her hits wouldnt have been hits had she not met Timbaland and Missy, and How she was too selfish to take off some of the heavy luggage off that plane in the Bahammas, How Beyonce sacrificed her for fame?

        Will they really tell us what we already know again?
        Who really wants to watch that?

  32. FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

    How is Aaliyah’s movie debuting on Lifetime when there is no LIFE left in her?

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      but when is Ciara’s movie ? i’ll wait does she even have a e true Hollywood story? and when will Ciara get a platinum album ?


      • UrbanLoveBae September 17, 2014

        I don’t agree with dragging Aaliyah,but know your facts.Goodies went double platinum and The Evolution sold a million as well and went number one.Which you should know is not an easy feat because it took Rihanna,a mega=seller to get one.Have A Seat.

        Follow Me On Twitter @UrbanMusicBae

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      again stay In your lane lessor

  33. LB September 17, 2014

    DEATH!!!! you’re acting like you supported your fav when ARTFLOP FLIPPED and FLOPPED harder than Brandy’s performance to open seats in South Africa.

  34. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    Why didn’t you support your fave when she was in your backyard?

  35. NOLIES September 17, 2014

    You’re so worried about other artists because they are true competition. Your favs can’t compete with people. Talent >>>>>>>> Sales. Speaking of talent, where was Thotliyah, Janet, and Crackney’s talent post 9/11? I’ll tell you, non existent like their relevancy on the Hot 100. Speaking of cake, what will the birthday cake c*** use to fail to get a number one this era: the Chris Brown beatdown or show and tell by patting her h***** simplex 1 kitty to the world? #SitDownFaggot

    • NOLIES September 17, 2014


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  36. LB September 17, 2014

    Why didn’t you support your fav when she was on the shelves? I hear the discount bins at Game Stores are filled with ArtFlop CDs

  37. Me… I am Cake like Lady GaGa September 17, 2014

    I got a hardcopy of Artpop from Musica. But why didn’t u support your fave when she was in your backyard?

  38. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    @futureciara #death at Ciara being in the game for a decade and she’s still doing bet promos and still booking bet stages

  39. CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

    Jhene is a little boring.

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      cherylsolider!!!!!!! 🙂 it seems like I haven’t seen you post in a long time hey

      • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

        Heeeey, how are u?

      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        im good and you

      • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

        Impatiently waiting for this new single. It should be any day now lol. You and FC should make up.

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      lol that will never happen fc has came for all 3 of my faves especially Aaliyah

      • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

        It’s mark666s and loosebottoms fault tho

      • FutureCIARA September 17, 2014

        Accurate ^^

  40. K September 17, 2014

    Gratz to them.

  41. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    @futureciara im still not done with your c**-bucket ass

  42. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    waiitt @cherylsoldier did you just say Cheryl is relasing a new single really soon #YESSSSSSS 🙂

    • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

      Yaaas probably this or next week. It’s called I don’t care.

      • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

        it sounds like the song will be edgy just off the title alone I cant wait

  43. BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

    death at @futureciara always coming for Aaliyah when Aaliyah is Ciara’s FAV if it wasn’t for janet and Aaliyah he-ara wouldn’t be here so #BOWDOWN

  44. There once was a pimp and his h**…. September 17, 2014

    That’s a great accomplishment for Lecrae. As for Jhene, I commend her effort.
    #Not too shabby

    • BeyRihLiyah September 17, 2014

      sigh you stay pressed by all 3 of my faves keep on seething

      Beyoncé-Queen of Pop/Queen Of Rnb

      Aaliyah-Queen of Urban-pop/Princess of rnb/princess of pop

      Rihanna-Queen of Pop/Princess of rnb

    • Love Life September 17, 2014

      Try again. Go watch her gramms performance and tell me theres not a thigh gap.
      Gullable Qween.

  45. #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 17, 2014

    80K? I told everyone on here that dhe is going to be an album artist, guess I was right! And congrats Lecrae, hidtoru has been made. And @Mark11 you better slay with that AALIYAH avi.
    And O M G! See’s that Maroon 5 has an album out, going to listen to it now.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 17, 2014

      *she 😉

  46. Rosie September 17, 2014

    This post is a mess.
    Maroon 5 only sold 80K because they gave away their album with each concert ticket. Billboard needs to stop this like yet did with those first week discounts.

    • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

      Time to change that gravatar to some Schmidt slayage.

  47. Jhene Aiko Stan September 17, 2014

    For the debut album from an R&B artist with no promo, 70k is impressive! Way to go Jhene! There are R&B vets who cant pull that number!

  48. Blu Rodriguez September 17, 2014

    TGJ when are you going to post that story about BeyWolf coming out with 3 orders of Popeyes with two b****** and a biscuit in her mouth? B**** must be half hamster cause dem cheeks were stuffed. That’s why she is getting fatter smh.

    Why does this Jhene b**** look like an angry bird p** with a tan? :-/

    • Mya September 17, 2014

      Said the ugly fat darkie smh.

  49. Blu Rodriguez September 17, 2014

    CheeylCole is no shade but who is your fave again? I rarely know local Jessie J opening acts

    • CherylSoldierr September 17, 2014

      9 number 1 babe. Go back into hiding. Disappear ghost.

  50. Love Life September 17, 2014

    Um these sales aint nothing to celebrate. Music industry is dead.

  51. UrbanLoveBae September 17, 2014

    I used to love this blog but there is absolutely nothing but TROLLZ up in here.What does Ciara or Aaliyah have to do with this post?And leave J.LO and Brandy alone.What the hell happened to actually enjoying the MUSIC! #SCEWSALES All You haters sicken me!

  52. UrbanLoveBae September 17, 2014

    Congrats to Lecrae and Jhene #Positive

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