A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s ‘Hoodie SZN’ Album Enters Billboard 200 Top Five
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN album enters the Billboard 200 and becomes the Bronx rapper's highest-charting debut for a project to date.
According to a report Billboard posted Sunday (Dec. 30), the 20-track LP entered the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, landing just one spot behind 21 Savage's I Am > I Was album in the process. Hoodie SZN racked up 90,000 equivalent album units in its first week, with 6,000 of that total coming from pure album sales. Along with popular collaborations with Offset, Tyga and 6ix9ine, the tracklist also features appearances from artists like Juice Wrld, Young Thug, PnB Rock, Queen Naija and his Highbridge label mate Don Q with production from Quincy "QP" Acheampong and Sambon "Bubba" Camara.
This isn't the first time A Boogie has reached the top spot of the chart. His debut album The Bigger Artist hit the top 10 and peaked at No. 4 towards the end of 2017. Needless to say, that was a big win for the former XXL Freshman. This new accomplishment also makes it clear that he's leveled up.
The new LP is one Boogie says represents the way his environment and his experiences affected him personally.
"The album Hoodie SZN is about the result of where I come from, it gave me this black heart," A Boogie told XXL as he pointed to an illustration of a heart he painted for XXL's Masterpiece series. "And the black heart represents depression."
Congratulations to A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and the Highbridge the Label team!
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