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Nas’ “King’s Disease II” Reclaims #1 On US iTunes Album Sales Chart; New Barbra Streisand, Chris Young Albums Enter Top 5

The new Nas album leads the way on iTunes.

Nas - King's Disease II cover | Mass Appeal

Update: Shortly after launching late Thursday/early Friday, Nas’ “King’s Disease II” reached #1 on the all-genre US iTunes album sales chart. It quickly ceded its throne, however, as Chris Young’s “Famous Friends” reached the pinnacle position.

“King’s Disease” recaptured the throne later Friday morning, however, and it remains atop the chart as of 12:30PM ET.

“Famous Friends” is now #2, and Barbra Streisand’s new “Release Me 2” is #3.

Nas’ new “King’s Disease II” is making an immediate impact on the US iTunes store.

The album began soaring up the store’s all-genre sales chart shortly after its release at midnight late Thursday/early Friday. It ultimately reached #1, and it remains atop the listing as of press time at 1:50AM ET.

Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” which ruled the chart this past week, is now #2 on the listing.

Barbra Streisand’s new “Release Me 2” follows at #3, ahead of Chris Young’s new “Famous Friends” at #4 and Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” at #5.

The iTunes sales chart tends to be volatile early Friday morning, so some of the aforementioned positions could change in the coming minutes and hours.

Written by Brian Cantor

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