Kanye West is celebrating more than his new daughter, North, as he has claimed his fifth solo No. 1 album with his latest project, "Yeezus."
The rapper topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, selling 221,535 copies of his new album, reports Digital Spy.
J. Cole, his hip-hop competition, bowed in at the No. 2 spot on the chart. Cole's "Born Sinner" sold 203,907 copies in its first week.
"Yeezus" -- which leaked just a few days before its release date -- was expected to sell 500,000 in first week, but the actual totals fell far short of that estimate. West also topped the charts in Australia and the UK for the first time since he released 2007's "Graduation."
According to "Yeezus" co-producer Mike Dean, West will tour later this year.
Watch Kanye perform his new track "Black Skinhead" on "Saturday Night Live" below:
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