21 Savage released his new album I Am > I Was last week to an incredible reception with many praising it as one of the top efforts of the entire year. You can stream it here. Now, the first week sales numbers for the week are finally in.
Billboard reports that 21 managed to sell 131,000 copies of the album including streams with 18,000 of those coming in from pure sales. This means that he will top the Billboard 200 chart this week quite comfortably. This will be 21’s first number 1 album.
#1 Album in the country thank you to the fans and my team love 4L 🗡
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) December 31, 2018
The Atlanta rapper reacted to the news on Twitter. “#1 Album in the country thank you to the fans and my team love 4L.”
A Boogie With Da Hoodie came in at the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200 as his new album Hoodie SZN moved 90k copies in the first week. 6k out of that came from pure sales. Hoodie SZN features appearances from Young Thug, Offset, Tyga, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Juice WRLD and more.