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Mac Miller Headed For No. 1 On Billboard Chart

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller could be on his way to making music history.

According to reports, Mac Miller’s debut album Blue Slide Park is on pace to sell over 180,000 copies in its first week, which would make Miller’s album the first independent debut album to land at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food album in 1995.

From Billboard:

If “Blue Slide” does bow atop the list, it will mark the first independently-distributed debut album to hit No. 1 since 1995.

The last (and only previous) was Tha Dogg Pound’s “Dogg Food.” It started in the penthouse on the chart dated Nov. 18, 1995, with 278,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“Dogg” was released on Death Row/Interscope, but independently distributed via Priority.

If the numbers hold up, that’s an amazing look for an independent rap artist, especially in today’s music industry climate.

Congrats to Mac Miller, Rostrum Records and the whole Most Dope family.