With a Staples Center-hosted homegoing affair followed by a procession through the streets of Los Angeles, slain rapper Nipsey Hussle took his final victory lap today as documented by a live streamed memorial service broadcast on BET, ET, CBS, and more respectively.
As the outpour of grief continued among his longtime supporters, fellow celebrities (in attendance at the ceremony and beyond), and more, some fans opted to honor his memory by supporting his latest effort – ‘Victory Lap.’ Just days ago Billboard reported the sales of the project (in the wake of initial reports of his death) were so strong they hoisted the set to a #2 position on this week’s Billboard 200.
Now, refreshed sales figures increased by coverage of his memorial service could see him grasp the top spot from current tenant, Billie Eilish, on next week’s tally.
As of time reported, ‘Victory Lap’ (released in February 2018) is claiming the top spot on iTunes sales tally, leaving current top-sellers Khalid, Eilish, and more in its rearview.
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On the Hip Hop iTunes tally, Hussle is claiming 4 of the top 10 positions as of time reported.
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The increased commercial attention (which also includes impressive streaming stats unlisted in this report) could see the rapper gain his first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Keep it locked on That Grape Juice to see how this story unfolds next week.