Hip-Hop’s A Tribe Called Quest Score First #1 Album In 20 Years

A Tribe Called Quest have returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart twenty years later.

The American hip-hop group, who lost their MC Phife Dawg earlier this year in March, have topped the chart with their new and final album, “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”, which was released through Epic Records on November 11, and attained a reported 135,000 album units in just under one week, according to Nielsen Music.

Related: A Tribe Called Quest Announces ‘Final’ Album, Due Out Next Month

This marks the group’s second #1 album after “Beats, Rhymes and Life”, which topped the Billboard 200 chart two decades prior on August 17, 1996. According to Billboard, A Tribe Called Quest now hold the longest gap between chart-topping albums for a hip-hop group in the chart’s history.

The previous hip-hop act to hold the longest gap between #1 albums was Jeezy who, two weeks ago, hit #1 for his album “Trap or Die” after an eight-year-and-two-month wait. Meanwhile, Lionel Richie holds the longest gap among all genres with a record wait of 25 years and six months.



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