Compton rapper The Game breaks records today as both of his new albums, The Documentary 2 (release date Oct. 9) and The Documentary 2.5 (release date Oct. 16) debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Current Albums Charts, making him the first artist to release two consecutive Top 5 charting albums in two weeks. Both albums are currently Top 10 on that chart, and Top 5 on the Independent Chart this week. The Documentary 2 and The Documentary 2.5 were released via Blood Money/Fifth Amendment/Entertainment One Music.
The Documentary 2 sold over 83,000 in sales and over 95,000 in sales + streaming, in its first week of release, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Top Albums charts. The album also debuted #1 Indie and #1 R+B/Hip Hop.
The Documentary 2.5 was released the following week, selling over 41,000 albums and about 48,000 in sales + streaming.
The Game enlisted hip-hop royalty for The Documentary 2 including Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Drake, Future, Q-Tip, will.i.am, Fergie, Mike Will, Diddy, Cool and Dre, DJ Premier among others. Inspired by the legendary Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur, Game decided to keep recording and surprise his fans with a second disc. So of course, Game’s second installment The Documentary 2.5 followed suit with yet another impressive all-star list of featured artists, including Nas, will.i.am, Lil Wayne, YG, DJ Quik, Busta Rhymes, Scarface, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign among many others.