Photo of A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip and Jarobi White on 'SNL,' by Will Heath
A Tribe Called Quest has returned to the top of the U.S. album charts after a 20-year gap.
Their new album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, the group's first since 1998's The Love Movement and said to be their final studio effort, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
According to Nielsen Music, the record earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week ending Nov. 17, with 112,000 of that total being traditional album sales.
The group's previous No. 1 album was the 1996 release of Beats, Rhymes and Life, which topped the chart in August of that year. The 20-year wait between chart-toppers is the longest in hip-hop history.
As we previously mentioned, We Got It From Here... is A Tribe Called Quest's first since the death of Phife Dawg in March. He still appears on the record alongside guests such as André 3000, Kendrick Lamar and Jack White.