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Nas album "Life Is Good" debuterar som #1 på Billboard 200

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 25, 2012 16:37 CEST

"'Life Is Good' would probably have been among the best hip-hop albums of 1993 and, as it happens, is likely to be one of the best hip-hop albums of 2012."- New York Times

"On his return-to-form 10th solo album...Life is good, indeed…a thoughtful, fierce, honest and — most important — heavy-duty work...Nas not only still has it, but has vast quantities of it. Luckily for us, he's still inspired…” – Los Angeles Times

"Nearly 20 years after he arrived as a lyrical prodigy, Nasir Jones has grown into one of hip-hop's sage elders sharing hard-earned wisdom...Life is full of lessons, and Nas is up for new challenges."- USA Today

Legendary, mega-platinum Def Jam Recordings artist Nas captures his third consecutive #1 Soundscan debut, as LIFE IS GOOD (released July 17th) arrives at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, boosted by an onslaught of television appearances on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman (July 16th) Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report (July 17th), last night’s performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, VH1’s top-rated “Behind The Music,” BET’s 106 & Park, and a performance on ESPN’s ESPY Awards.

Since joining the Def Jam family in 2006, all three of Nas’s albums have debuted at #1 Soundscan: the RIAA platinum, Grammy®-nominated Hip-Hop Is Dead (December 2006), the RIAA gold, Grammy®-nominated untitled album (July 2008), and now LIFE IS GOOD, his overall 10th studio album. 

LIFE IS GOOD saw the release of singles “The Don” and “Daughters,” and has been met with a flurry of critical praise. From outlets like The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone to the website Pitchfork – which awarded LIFE IS GOOD its coveted ‘Best New Music’ tag – critics have agreed that Nas’ latest is a ‘return to form’ and possibly his most sonically concise, lyrically sharp and best effort since his classic debut.




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