Congratulations to veteran wordsmith Royce Da 5’9". His latest album, Layers, debuted atop the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The collection also nabbed the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, as well as the No. 4 spot on Independent Albums chart and No. 10 on the Digital Albums chart. Album sales was so good that the Slaughterhouse member knocked Rihanna's Anti out of No. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. (Hi, Rihanna)

Layers, which dropped earlier this month, is Royce's first album in five years. His last was 2011's Success is Certain. With features from Rick Ross and Pusha T, the album has become a must-listen for hip-hop heads who've known of the rhymer before or are just getting to know him now.

Although Royce hasn't been away from the public eye. The 38-year-old also serves as a member of Slaughterhouse (With Joe Budden, Joel Ortiz and Kxng Crooked), Bad Meets Evil (with Eminem) and PRhyme (with DJ Premier).

It won't be long before music fans can catch the rhymer spitting live though. He's heading on a tour around North America (and we're hoping he brings some of his famous friends along.) The Layers tour kicks off tonight in Vancouver. Afterwards, he'll make his way through Canada with an end on May 22. But that's not all. His first stop in the United States will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 2. Later he'll head to Philadelphia, Brooklyn and his hometown, Detroit, before finishing up in Seattle.

Check out the tour dates below.

Layers Tour Dates:

April 28: Vancouver, BC | Alexanders
April 29: Victoria, BC | Sugar
April 30: Nanaimo, BC | Queens
May 1: Kelowna, BC | Sapphire
May 4: Nelson, BC | Spirit Bar
May 5: Calgary, AB | Dickens
May 6: Edmonton, AB | Union Hall
May 8: Winnipeg, MB | Nectar
May 12: Ottawa, ON | Ritual
May 13: Kingston, ON | Overtime
May 14: Montreal, QC | Le Belmont
May 15: Waterloo, ON | Starlight Social
May 16: London, ON | Grinning Gator
May 17: Toronto, ON | Mod Club
May 19: Halifax, NS | Toothy Moose
May 20: Fredericton, NB | Khrome
May 21: St. John's, NFLD | Rock House
May 22: Sydney, NS | Allure

June 2: Grand Rapids, Mich. | The Stache
June 3: Chicago, Ill. | Reggies
June 4: Minneapolis, Minn. | 7th St. Entry
June 6: Detroit, Mich. | St Andrews
June 8: Boston, Mass. | Middle East
June 9: Philadelphia, Pa. | Underground Arts
June 11: Brooklyn, N.Y. | Baby All Right
June 12: Washington, D.C. | U Street
June 14: Atlanta, Ga. | Masquerade
June 16: Austin, Texas | Parish
June 17: Dallas, Texas | The Loft
June 18: Houston, Texas | WHL Studio
June 20: Denver, Colo.| Cervantes
June 22: Phoenix, Ariz. | Pub Rock
June 23: O.C., Calif. | Constellation Room
June 24: Los Angeles, Calif. | Los Globos
June 25: Oakland, Calif. | Venue
June 26: Sacramento, Calif. | Harlow's
June 28: Portland, Ore. | Analog
June 29: Seattle, Wash. | Crocodile