Here’s How Much Kodak Black’s ‘Project Baby 2’ Sold First Week
And just like that, Kodak Black has landed his second top 10 debut in less than six months. According to Billboard, the ascendant Florida rapper's latest project, titled Project Baby 2, checked in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending Aug. 24, en route to moving 50,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release. Rock band Brand New landed at No. 1 on the chart, moving 58,000 equivalent album units.
Kodak's last project, titled Painting Pictures, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, moving 71,000 equivalent album units. Project Baby 2 gained most of its sales from its 39,000 streaming equivalent album units, with 8,000 of the sales being of the traditional variety. Either way, Kodak's just taken home another big W.
In comparison, Dave East's Def Jam debut Paranoia: A True Story came in at No. 9, moving 26,000 units, making it the highest-charting project of the Harlem rapper's career so far.
Kodak, who was just released from Broward County Jail in June, is currently under house arrest, but he's able to leave his crib for pre-approved, work-related purposes. Last night, at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper flexed hard on the red carpet, lining a fat stack of cash across his arm as photographers snapped pictures. While he didn't take home the trophy for Best New Artist—a VMA he was nominated for—he still looks like he had a good time.
It's wild to see a tape like Project Baby 2 sell 50k with barely any promo. Kodak's solid numbers speak to just how popular he is, and though there may not be a "Tunnel Vision" on this project, his "Transportin" video is already doing numbers.
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