A Tribe Called Quest just returned with We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, their first album in 18 years and their first album since the passing of Phife Dawg. And, as Billboard reports, it looks like it’ll also be their first #1 album in 20 years. According to industry forecasters, their new album is on track to earn around 120,000 equivalent album units in its first week, enough to place them atop the Billboard 200 chart for the first time since 1996’s Beats, Rhymes And Life. And in a time as troubled as this one, there’s something very comforting about that.
UPDATE: And it’s official. Billboard reports that A Tribe Called Quest have claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart, with their new album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service moving 135,000 equivalent album units in its first week (112,000 of those being traditional album sales).