Juice WRLD Officially At No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 With “Death Race For Love”
As expected, Juice WRLD pulled out with the No. 1 album in the United States this week with his Death Race For Love effort. Arriving on March 8th, the project pushed 165,000 equivalent album units with 43,000 of those being pure album sales, quite an impressive figure for the streaming era of Hip-Hop.
While its Juice’s first time at No. 1, it certainly isn’t his first visit to the Top 10 with his Future collab WRLD on Drugs debuting and peaking at No. 2 in November and his own debut Goodbye & Good Riddance peaking at No. 8 in August.
So far, Death Race marks both the largest streaming week and the biggest week overall for an R&B/Hip-Hop album in 2019. With 120,000 of his units going toward streaming, Juice WRLD earned 176.44 million on-demand audio streams in the first week. The last R&B/Hip-Hop set to lock in a higher number was Meek Mill’s Championships when it debuted at No. 1 in December. That week, the project earned 229,000 units and 235.44 million on-demand audio streams.
Across all genres, Death Race logs the second-biggest streaming week, only falling behind Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next which earned 307 million streams within one week in February. Fittingly, the project follows behind Juice WRLD at No. 2 with 72,000 equivalent album units while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack holds steady at No. 3 with 48,000 units.
Country songstress Maren Morris debuts at No. 4 with her Girl project at 46,000 units. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack maintains, moving 6-5 with 36,000 units while A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is still solid , climbing from No. 10 to No. 6 with 34,000 units for Hoodie SZN despite a 3 percent decrease in sales. Following up are top 10 regulars with Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys at No. 7 with 32,000, Gunna’s Drip or Drown 2 remaining at No. 8 with 31,000 units, and Drake’s Scorpion moving back up to No.9 with 30,000 units.
Travis Scott closes things out with AstroWorld by returning to the top 10 as well with 28,000 at No. 10.