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Wiz Khalifa knocks Guardians from atop Billboard's album chart

Published on Aug 28, 2014 6:23 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa knocked the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack from the top spot on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, scoring his first No. 1 album.

Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

It outpaced last week's chart-topper, the retro Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film, which sold 64,000 copies in its fourth week of release. The film climbed to the top of the box office over the weekend as well.

Country music artist Chase Rice debuted at No. 3 with Ignite the Night selling 44,000 copies.

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