As Def Sounds reported last week,  Wale’s sophomore album, Ambition, was in line to move between 170-190k copies in its first sales week. Well the DC native didn’t quite move 170K as predicted, but he still had a very stellar opening sales week as he moved a 164k copies of Ambition in his first week giving him the #2 spot on the Billboard chart trailing behind only Justin Bieber.

164,000 copies is a huge step up from Wale’s first week sales on his debut album, Attention Deficit, which only moved 26k copies in its opening week.

Wale’s Ambition is available on iTunes for purchase here.