Hip-hop and nation music lead this week’s Billboard album chart, with the Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo notching his first No. 1 album and Eric Church opening within the Top 5.
Moneybagg Yo, who has launched 4 studio albums and a slew of mixtapes going again almost a decade — with a lot of them reaching the Top 10 — has lastly cracked the height place with “A Gangsta’s Pain,” which options visitor spots from Pharrell Williams, Future, Lil Durk and others. “A Gangsta’s Pain” opened with the equal of 110,000 gross sales within the United States, most of which have been attributed to 147 million clicks on streaming providers, based on MRC Data. (The album additionally bought 4,000 copies as a full package deal.) Moneybagg Yo reacted to the information of his achievement on Instagram, saying it “Feel Crazy, I’m Forever Grateful Tho!”
“Slime Language 2,” the brand new venture from the Atlanta rapper Young Thug and his label Young Stoner Life, which topped the chart last week, fell to No. 2. “Dangerous: The Double Album,” by the nation singer and songwriter Morgan Wallen, which had a 10-week run at No. 1 earlier this 12 months, stays a gentle hit, holding at third place in its 16th week out.
At No. Four is the debut of “Soul” by the nation star Church — the companion album to “Heart,” which opened at No. 5 final week. According to Billboard, it’s the first time an artist has had back-to-back Top 10 debuts since Future’s albums “Future” and “HNDRXX” 4 years in the past. Justin Bieber’s “Justice” dropped one spot to No. 5.