The Billboard 200 didn't see a lot of shake up this past week, with all but one project in the top-10 remaining in place from the week before. French Montana fans can be proud of themselves, however, because they made him the lone new entry there, pushing Jungle Rules all the way up to No. 3 on the sales chart.
Jungle Rules entered the charts with 52,000 units—including 16,000 traditional album sales—and the No. 3 spot represents his highest-ever position on the Billboard 200, surpassing the No. 4 spot he claimed with his debut studio album, Excuse My French, in 2013. He's not technically able to claim this is his biggest week ever, however, as he sold 56,000 copies in that debut week for Excuse My French.
Montana's new project has generated pretty favorable reviews so far, with a star-studded cast helping him to do what he does best. One of the big hits and a contender for song of the summer, "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee, has already been certified four times platinum, and Montana shared a plaque for the single on his Instagram page over the weekend.
When you see the other names around him on the chart, Montana is in good company. Jay Z's new project 4:44 held firm in the top spot, reportedly earning another 87,000 units in its third week of sales, and Kendrick Lamar came in at No. 2, moving 56,000 units in week 14 of sales.
The latter is a fairly remarkable achievement for Lamar, who has yet to depart the top three during the three-plus months his album has been out. The additional 56,000 units moved by Lamar actually represent a three percent increase in sales from the previous week, no doubt boosted by all the fans gearing up for The Damn Tour heading through their town.
Elsewhere on the chart, DJ Khaled's Grateful moved another 43,000 units to hold steady at No. 4, and 21 Savage's Issa Album dropped to No. 5 in its second week.