The rapper debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart upon earning 151,000 equivalent album units; 65,000 of which were traditional sales.
This isn't his first time at the peak of the list, either. His last album, 2015's Dark Sky Paradise, shot to the top after selling 173,000 units; 139,000 of which were traditional.
Sean recognized the magnitude of the achievement on Twitter, noting the irony in his album claiming the No.1 spot on the 10th anniversary of the debut from his mentor Kanye West.
...10 years later on the same day, the boy from Detroit you signed has the #1 album in the country! Because you gave me a shot @kanyewest— Sean Don (@BigSean) February 11, 2017
when people would tell you I wasn't good enough, you didn't listen. you saw the potential in me. That motivated me to get better @kanyewest— Sean Don (@BigSean) February 11, 2017
That's what motivates me to get better n better with every project and to never ease up to this day! Love forever. GOOD (1st picture) pic.twitter.com/f8xtWc4J5r— Sean Don (@BigSean) February 11, 2017
Physical versions of I Decided don't hit stores until Friday (February 17), so fans assisted in Sean's achievement by consuming the album digitally.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on traditional album sales, on-demand streaming, and digital track sales. It equates both 10 digital track sales from an album and 1,500 song streams from an album to one equivalent album sale.