Young Thug music reigns continues
The best-selling album in the country is Young Thug’s Punk. MRC Data reports that Thugger’s second solo studio album lands at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart following a week-ending sales of 90,000 album equivalents. In Billboard’s assessment, this is Thug’s third No. 1 album. As part of his first week of release, So Much Fun and Slime Language 2 both reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while simultaneously reaching the top music downloads.
102 million on-demand streams and 1,000 track equivalent albums have been accessed by Thug. In terms of album equivalent units, Punk won with 90,000 over Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which slipped to No. 2 after earning 83,000. As of this writing, CLB has spent four nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the charts, the most that a hip hop album has spent on top this year.
Numbers don’t lie with Young Thug
In terms of music equivalent units, Mac Miller’s Faces mixtape debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. Streaming services re-released Faces in October, which was originally released in 2014. In an odd twist of fate, Mac Miller and Drake are both featured on Young Thug’s “Punk” project. There are multiple contributions by Drake on his album and he showcases the talent on “Bubbly” with Travis Scott, and Mac makes appearances on “Day Before.”
Thugger admitted last week that he spent time in the studio with Mac – in 2018 – the day before he overdosed on pills. Young Thug’s career is decorated with rewards and critical acclaim.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.