French Montana can pat himself on the back for a job well done with the top 5 Billboard 200 chart debut of his first album, "Excuse My French."

The Bronx native's LP totaled 56,000 in its first week out. That number earns him a No. 4 position on the chart. Elsewhere, Montana lands atop both Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums charts.

Hit songs like "Pop That" (his tribute to Miami bass) and "Freaks" (his reggae-infused track with Nicki Minaj) attributed to the album's success. Plus, appearances from Drake, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Raekwon and Lil Wayne added to its climb up the charts.

Montana's effort took the spot where Jay-Z's executive produced-project "The Great Gatsby" sat. The soundtrack moved down a notch to No. 5, with 54,000 units sold -- to-date the total is 286,000 after three weeks.