There are two Taylors atop the Billboard 200 album charts this week. Wiz Khalifa’s new album, O.N.I.F.C., debuts at #2 with over 131,000 units sold its first week in stores, reports Hits Daily Double. The Taylor Gang honcho fell second to Taylor Swift’s Red album, which sold almost 171,000 units.
This is the second time Wiz has debuted at #2 on the charts. The Pittsburgh rapper’s previous album, 2011’s Rolling Papers, entered the charts in the same slot. However, the certified gold album, which housed his ubiquitous hit “Black and Yellow,” sold a bit more at 197,000 units its first week.
With 2012 fast coming to a close, Wiz who has stated he plans to marry his fiancee Amber Rose before she gives birth to their son. In a recent interview with Hot 107.9 in Philly, he revealed that Rose miscarried a previous pregnancy.
On a lighter note, yesterday the Pittsburgh City Council voted to accept a proclamation that today, 12-12-12, will be “Wiz Khalifa Day” reports the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Wiz and his family, including Rose, his mother Katie Wimbush and his grandfather Jibril Abdul-Hafeef were on hand (see the video below) at the City Council chambers to accept the honor.
“It means a lot to me, being a kid from Pittsburgh and riding the buses and going to school out here and just loving Pittsburgh so much,” said Wiz. “Even when I moved here when I was younger, I told people I was from Pittsburgh, and that was it. So, to come so far, and represent, and have everybody be proud of me — I don’t even feel like I’m doing that great. I can do better and better.”
12-12-12 is a good day for Wiz Khalifa.
Photo: Post Gazette