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2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  2 Chainz visits BET's 106 & Park on April 9, 2012 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)

The projections were right: The rap novelty who is 2 Chainz sold 147,000 copies of his first album Based on a T.R.U. Story, which puts him at No.1 on the Billboard 200. Dropping to No. 2 (from last week's top spot) is the 43rd compilation of Now That's What I Call Music, which Vulture points out only to make you feel old. Did it work?

Photo: Robin Marchant/2012 Robin Marchant