With little warning, Hip Hop veteran Missy Elliott sent fans into a frenzy when she announced the release of her long-awaited project, ‘ICONOLOGY.’ 

Hitting digital shelves on August 23, the 5-song EP – her first body of work since 2005’s ‘The Cookbook’ LP – came as a celebrated reunion with longtime collaborator Timbaland and was also accompanied by a Dave Meyers-directed music video for its first single, ‘Throw It Back.’  Later promoted as part of a medley during her MTV VMA Video Vanguard performance (click here to watch), ‘Back’s first televised showing helped kick off a week of promo for the femcee which also featured radio and Web interviews.


Now, with its first official tracking week of sales in its rearview, Elliott – despite stiff competition from the likes of Taylor Swift and more – can see the fruit of her labor.  Look inside to find out where she landed on this week’s Billboard 200:

Missy Elliott’s ‘ICONOLOGY’ 

First week sales:  17,000 units

Billboard 200 Debut:  #24

Haven’t heard ‘ICONOLOGY’?  Click here to stream the project.

[sales info collected from Penske Media’s independent analytics company Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music]


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