Detroit rapper Danny Brown, seen on stage during Pontiac's Mad Decent Block Party in September 2013. Brown's new album 'Old' debuted at No. 18 on this week's Billboard Top 200 albums chart. (Adam Graham / Detroit News)
Detroit rapper Danny Brown makes a Top 20 debut on this week’s Billboard charts.
Brown’s “Old,” his third studio album but first to see a traditional commercial release, debuts at No. 18 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart. The set, which has received positive reviews, sold just under 15,000 copies its first week in stores.
Brown’s next local appearance comes with a Oct. 26 performance at the Masonic Temple. He performed at last month’s Mad Decent Block Party, along with Major Lazer, Dillon Francis and others.
Another Detroit act, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., misses this week’s Billboard 200 with its latest set “The Speed of Things,” but debuts at No. 12 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top New Artist Albums chart. The album, the group’s second, sold 1,300 copies its first week in stores.