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Over the past decade, Wale has amassed one of the best but underrated catalogues in the rap game. The man barely has any misses, even with the albums that didn’t sell that well.

From his slept-on debut, Attention Deficit, to his album with Jerry Seinfeld (one of the biggest flexes in hip hop history), to his recent output, here are the rankings for Wale’s first week sales.

Attention Deficit

Released: November 10, 2009

Label: Allido, Interscope

First week album sales: 28,000

Billboard 200 position: 21

Singles: “Chillin”, “World Tour”, “Pretty Girls”

Shine

Released: April 28, 2017

Label: Maybach, Atlantic

First week album sales: 28,000

Billboard 200 position: 16

Singles: “My PYT”, “Running Back”, “Fashion Week”, “Fish N Grits”

Wow… That’s Crazy

Released: October 11, 2019

Label: Maybach, Warner

First week album sales: 38,000

Billboard 200 position: 7

Singles: “On Chill”, “BGM”, “Love & Loyalty”, “Love… (Her Fault)”, “Sue Me”

The Album About Nothing

Released: March 31, 2015

Label: Maybach, Atlantic

First week album sales: 100,245

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “The Body”, “The Matrimony”

The Gifted

Released: June 25, 2013

Label: Maybach, Atlantic

First week album sales: 158,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Bad”, “LoveHate Thing”, “Bad (Remix)”, “Clappers”

Ambition

Released: November 1, 2011

Label: Maybach, Warner Bros.

First week album sales: 164,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Chain Music”, “Bait”, “Lotus Flower Bomb”, “Focused”, “Sabotage”

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