Playboi Carti Earns 1st No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'Whole Lotta Red'

HipHop News Publicado en enero 3, 2021 a 8:54

Playboi Carti Earns 1st No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'Whole Lotta Red'

The 'Die Lit' rapper officially has the first charting-topping album of 2021.

Playboi Carti has his first No. 1 Billboard 200 album. According to Billboard, the Georgia-bred rapper’s highly-anticipated Whole Lotta Red topped the chart with over 100,000 total album-equivalent units earned in its opening week.

The album’s sales were mostly driven by streaming, earning more than 90,000 streaming equivalent album units thanks to 126 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs. With the Christmas release, Carti officially holds the title of being the first artist to have a No. 1 album in 2021..centered-ad {

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Billboard 200: #1(new) @playboicarti, Whole Lotta Red 100,000 [126.43 million streams].

— chart data (@chartdata) January 3, 2021

Early projections for Whole Lotta Red pointed to a No. 1 debut despite mixed reviews of the project from fans.

Carti’s previous Billboard chart high was 2018’s platinum-selling Die Lit which landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with 61,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week. Before then he reached No. 12 on the chart with his self-titled debut mixtape released in 2017.

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