Brockhampton Score First No. 1 Album With ‘Iridescence’
After a string of delays, Brockhampton finally dropped their long-awaited Iridescence album on Sept. 21. Now, the group has earned their first No. 1 album after the record topped the Billboard 200 chart.
The group's fourth studio album moved 101,000 equivalent units with 79,000 coming from traditional album sales and 22,000 from streams, Billboard reports. Iridescence just beat out singer Josh Groban's Bridges, which moved 96,000 units and beat Eminem's Kamikaze, which dipped to the No. 3 spot.
Iridescence serves as Brockhampton's first album release on RCA Records after releasing three projects through Empire. The collective signed a deal with RCA in April that is rumored to have been worth more than $15 million.
The deal came shortly before the group parted ways with former member Ameer Vann after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Following the allegations, Brockhampton issued a statement apologizing to the victims who were affected by Ameer.
"We were lied to, and we are sorry for not speaking up sooner. We do not tolerate abuse of any kind. This is not a solution to their suffering, but we hope this is a step in the right direction," the statement read.
Up next for Brockhampton, the crew is currently on its I'll Be There Tour, which kicked off in New Zealand on Sept. 21. After a few shows in Australia, the group will return to the United States for a 27-show run that will include appearances Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more.
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