Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Rolling Papers’ Debuts at No. 2
Wiz Khalifa‘s major label debut has rolled into a pretty good spot on the Billboard charts this week.
The Pittsburgh native’s latest, ‘Rolling Papers,’ made a second place finish on the Billboard 200 chart selling just over 190,000 copies. Although final figures have yet to be released, Khalifa’s album met industry expectations with its sales. He lost the top spot to Britney Spears whose seventh release, ‘Femme Fatale’ beat the 23-year-old by close to 80,000 copies. Khalifa however topped the Hip-Hop/R&B charts and took to his Twitter page to thank his fans.
“Rolling papers officially came in at #2 on billboard and #1 hip hop selling 191,777 copies…a little more than 6,000,” he wrote to his over 1 million followers. “Thank u taylors.”
The rapper is currently on tour and is said to be close to proposing to his girlfriend of just a few months, Kanye West‘s ex, Amber Rose. “Wiz is going on tour for the next month. But he told her when he gets back, he’s going to marry her. And he was serious — he asked her to start making plans,” a close friend of the couple revealed.
Since dropping his successful single ‘Black and Yellow,’ last year, Khalifa has gone from being an underground artist to a high profile mainstream phenom. His next major appearance comes by way of this year’s Coachella Music Festival, where he is scheduled to perform before Kanye West on Sunday, April 17.