YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s AI YoungBoy 2 Project Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200
YoungBoy Never Broke Again celebrates his 20th birthday with a big career milestone. The Baton Rouge, La. rapper's new project AI YoungBoy 2 has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The new offering from YoungBoy moved a noteworthy 110,000 equivalent album units, with 3,000 of that total coming from traditional album sales, reports Billboard. Those tallies translated to big streaming numbers equaling 144.7 million on-demand audio streams.
Even more impressive is the 38 Baby did it without much help from big-name features. The 18-song release only has two guest appearances from NoCap and Quando Rondo on the same track, "Outta Here Safe."
This marks the second time YoungBoy has reached the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. His debut album Until Death Call My Name peaked at the No. 7 spot when released in April 2018. It featured guest spots from Birdman and Future and has since reached platinum status.
The new project was a welcome distraction for the rapper who has been dealing with legal issues for part of 2019, which include being involved in a fatal shooting and spending a few months behind bars on a probation violation. He was released from jail in August.
Other hip-hop artists in this week's Billboard 200 top 10 include Post Malone (Hollywood's Bleeding, No. 2), DaBaby (Kirk, No. 4), Lil Tjay (True 2 Myself, No. 5), Wale (Wow...That's Crazy, No. 7), Chris Brown (Indigo, No. 9) and Young Thug (So Much Fun, No. 10).
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