NF’s new album ‘Therapy Session’ makes impressive debut on Billboard


Therapy Session has firmly established NF as
one of the faces of Christian hip hop today.

His sophomore album on Capitol CMG Label
Group debuted on Billboard this week, and
its numbers trump all Christian hip-hop
releases this year besides Lecrae’s surprise
mixtape Church Clothes 3, which sold
29,207 album-equivalent units in Week 1. Therapy Session sold 29,184.

NF’s platform grew dramatically between
the releases of his freshman and
sophomore LPs on Capitol CMG. Mansion,
which dropped March 31, 2015, sold
10,169 units in Week 1. See how the
albums’ first weeks on Billboard compare to each other below.

Therapy Session debut Billboard rankings (Mansion debut rankings in parenthesis):

Billboard 200: No. 12 (No. 62)
Top Albums Sales: No. 8 (No. 42) Digital Albums: No. 7 (No. 22)
Rap Albums: No. 1 (No. 9)
Top Christian Albums: No. 1 (No. 1)

These rankings are even more impressive
when Prince’s effect on them is factored in.
The legendary singer’s death the day before
the release of Therapy Session skyrocketed
his discography up the charts.

While Therapy Session’s No. 12 spot on the
Billboard 200 ties it with Church Clothes 3
for the highest ranking in Christian hip hop
this year, it’s the seventh-highest non-
Prince project on the chart.

Billboard 200 – Top 15 on the week of May 14, 2016:

1. Beyonce – Lemonade
2. Prince – The Very Best of Prince
3. Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain
4. Prince – The Hits/The B-Sides
5. Rihanna – ANTI
6. Prince – Ultimate
7. Prince – 1999
8. A$AP Ferg – Always Strive and Prosper
9. Chris Stapleton – Traveller
10. Justin Bieber – Purpose
11. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo 12. NF – Therapy Session
13. twenty one pilots – Blurryface 14. Adele – 25
15. Original Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An
American Musical

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