Congrats are in order for Lil Uzi Vert who has the No. 1 album in the country right now. The Philadelphia rapper’s debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2, will premiered atop the latest Billboard 200 chart.
According to Nielsen Music (via Billboard), the collection moved 135,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release. Luv Is Rage 2’s sales totals was mostly bolstered by streaming —
100,000 SEA units, which translate to 150.6 million on-demand streams of tracks on the album. In addition, 28,000 units came from traditional album sales and the rest was from 7,000 track equivalent album totals.
Following Lil Uzi Vert is fellow rapper XXXTentacion whose debut album, 17 finished at No. 2 with 87,000 equivalent album units sold. Of that total, 18,000 are in traditional album sales, 67,000 are in SEA units and 3,000 are in TEA units.
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar’s celebrated album Damn dipped from No. 3 to No. 5 with 45,000 units moved. The collection has stayed in the top five for 20 consecutive weeks since it premiered at the top spot back in May.
Overall, it was a good week for Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTentacion both of which have a huge loyal fan base. This could explain why they both had impressive debuts this week on the Billboard 200 tally.