(CBS News) Rapper 2 Chainz topped the album chart this week with his debut solo release, "Based on a T.R.U. Story."
The set sold 147,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard, which cited Nielsen SoundScan figures. Sales topped expectations, as industry sources initially pinned sales between 130,000 and 140,000 copies. The "Now 43" collection had the No. 2 slot this week, followed by Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't."
2 Chainz took to Twitter after hearing the news:
Thank each and. Every one of you that helped me have the NUMBER 1 album n kuntry-- Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) August 21, 2012
The Georgia native isn't a complete stranger to the charts. He has had 10 hit singles on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart since coming on the scene in 2011 under his previous stage name Tity Boi.
The rapper is the third artist to top the charts this year with a debut album. One Directionwith "Up All Night," and Jack White in May with his solo effort, "Blunderbuss."