A week after his untimely death, Nipsey Hussle is having the best sales week of his career. With fans flocking to mourn the late entrepreneur, community activist and rapper by streaming his music, it propelled his major label debut, Victory Lap into a new position peak on the Billboard charts.
Victory Lap earned 66,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., up 2,244% from last week, according to Nielsen Music. Of that, 17,000 were from traditional album sales (up 7,205%). The album surpassed its original peak of No. 4 which it earned on March 3, 2018 to the No. 2 position this week.
It doesn’t stop there. Four other lauded Hussle projects including Crenshaw, Slauson Boy 2, The Marathon and Mailbox Money all enter or re-enter the chart for the very first time. 2013’s Crenshaw bows at No. 63 with 11,000 units, 2016’s Slauson Boy 2 starts at No. 109 with 8,000 units, 2010’s The Marathon enters at No. 179 with 6,000 units, and 2014’s Mailbox Money debuts at No. 192 with nearly 6,000 units.
Hussle’s memorial service is set for Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. His alleged killer is being held on $5 million bond and is due back in court in May.