ScHoolboy Q makes hitting #1 look as easy as learning your ABCs. The Los Angeles rapper enters The Billboard 200 in the top spot with his first major-label album, "Oxymoron." ScHoolboy Q is the first hip-hopper to break through to his first #1 album since Wale scored in June with "The Gifted." J. Cole, Jay Z, Drake and Eminem have all hit #1 since then, but they had all topped the chart previously. ScHoolboy Q had two previous albums, but neither rose above #100.
ScHoolboy Q has been featured on several hit albums, including A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP," which hit #1 in January 2013, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "The Heist," which reached #2 in October 2012. (He was featured on that album's fourth hit, "White Walls," which reached #15 on the Hot 100.)
"Oxymoron" sold 139K copies in its first week. That includes 92K digital copies, which also puts it at #1 on Top Digital Albums.
ScHoolboy Q (real name: Quincy Matthew Hanley) is the first "Quincy" to reach #1. You may be surprised to learn that the legendary Quincy Jones
never had a #1 album. His highest-charting album as an artist was "Body Heat," which reached #6 in 1974. "Q" did produce two #1 albums for Michael Jackson
("Thriller" and "Bad") and produced the title track on the chart-topping "We Are The World" collection.
ScHoolboy Q was born on a military base in Wiesbaden, Germany. Other chart-topping artists who were born to military personnel based in Germany include Jackson Browne and Rob Thomas.
The "Frozen" soundtrack dips from #1 to #2. Initial projections had it dropping to #4, but it held up better than expected. The movie won two Oscars on Sunday, the last night of the tracking week. This is the album's ninth consecutive week at #1 or #2. It's the first soundtrack to spend nine weeks in the top two since "Titanic" logged 16 weeks in the top two (all of them at #1) in 1998. Both of these soundtracks spawned Oscar-winners for Original Song.
"Frozen" is #1 on Top Soundtracks for the 14th week. The movie was in the top 10 at the box-office for the 14th weekend.