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Hip Hop: ScHoolboy Q takes over top spot on Billboard 200

Schoolboy Q performs during the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Los Angeles rapper ScHoolboy Q has scored big on his third album. According to a report by Yahoo! Music on Feb. 5, the hip-hop star has hit the #1 spot on The Billboard 200 with his first major-label album “Oxymoron.”

Selling 139K copies in its first week, “Oxymoron’s” debut bumped the “Frozen” soundtrack off the top spot. The accomplishment puts ScHoolboy Q in some good company. He is the first hip-hop artist to break through on his first album since Wale did it back in June. Eminem, Jay Z and Drake have also debuted at the #1 spot since that time, but each of those artists have been there with previous albums.

This is Q’s first hit album, but he has seen success in other projects. He has been featured on several hit albums, working with artists such as A$AP Rocky and has appeared on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s album, “The Heist.” He was featured on the album’s fourth single, “White Walls,” which reached as high as #15 on the Hot 100.

ScHoolboy Q is not the only hip-hop artist to debut in the top five this week. Kid Cudi’s “Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon” debuted at #4.

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