Pop & Hiss

After jail, Meek Mill's best year ever: finding love with Nicki Minaj and now a No. 1 album

Meek Mill just got his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200

Meek Mill is having his best year yet.

After going public with the woman of his dreams, superstar pop-rapper Nicki Minaj, the emcee has scored his first No. 1 album.

His latest, “Dreams Worth More Than Money,” opened at the top of the Billboard 200 after moving 246,000 equivalent album units during its first week of release, according to Nielsen Music.

Equivalent album units is Nielsen's term for the figure that represents traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (each time 10 units of a single from an album are sold) and streaming statistics.

“Dreams Worth More Than Money” is Meek’s second studio album, following 2012’s “Dreams and Nightmares.”

Meek’s No. 1 debut marked the fourth biggest sales for an album this year. He’s the sixth rapper this year to score a No. 1 album, following releases from ASAP Rocky, Wale, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Drake.

The album was set to be released in September but was delayed when the rapper’s probation was revoked following a 2008 conviction for drug dealing and gun possession. Meek was sentenced to three to six months in jail for the violation after he failed to report that he was traveling. He was released in December.

Earlier this year, Meek confirmed his relationship with Minaj, and the couple sealed their status with a performance of their new single, “All Eyes On You,” during the recent BET Awards. The track is lifted from Meek’s new album. He’s also on tour this summer — opening for Minaj.

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