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 latest Folarin II , here are the rankings for Wale’s first week sales.

Folarin II – first week album sales

Ranking Wale First Week Album Sales Folarin Ii

Released: October 22, 2021

Label: Maybach, Warner

First week album sales: 20,000

Billboard 200 position: 22

Singles: “Angles”, “Down South”, “Poke It Out”

Attention Deficit – first week album sales

Ranking Wale First Week Album Sales Attention

Released: November 10, 2009

Label: Allido, Interscope

First week album sales: 28,000

Billboard 200 position: 21

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

Shine – first week album sales

Ranking Wale First Week Album Sales 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 – first week album sales

Ranking Wale First Week Album Sales Wow

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 – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Wale Album

Released: March 31, 2015

Label: Maybach, Atlantic

First week album sales: 100,245

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “The Body”, “The Matrimony”

The Gifted – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 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 – first week album sales

Ranking Wale First Week Album Sales Wale 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”