After 20-Year Wait A Tribe Called Quest Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Legendary Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest is back atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time in 20 years, after their new album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, debuted at No. 1.  Released on Nov. 11th through Epic Records, the album, which is also the groups last, according to Nielsen Music, earned 135,000 units and 112,000 in traditional album sales for the week ending Nov. 17.

This is the groups second No. 1 album.  With their 1996 album, Beats, Rhymes and Life being their only other album to reach No. 1.  Topping the charts for the week of Aug. 17, 1996, it’s also the longest gap between No. 1s for a Hip-Hop act in the charts history.  Just two weeks ago, Jeezy, holding the longest wait between No. 1s for a Hip-Hop act.  As he had an eight years and two month span between The Recession in Sept. of 2008 and Trap or Die 3 this month.

Ironically enough Beats, Rhymes and Life was also the 20th Hip-Hop album to ever top the Billboard 200.