By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
At the start of the weekend, Juice WRLD was on pace to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with his first posthumous debut album, ‘Legends Never Die,’ at over 408,000. This project was released on July 10. Now, that number increased significantly as he has reached the top spot at 497,000, according to Chart Data.
Juice’s broke The Weeknd’s 2020 debut record as he had 444,000. The 497,000 mark by the late Chicago rapper also places him with The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Pop Smoke and XXXTENTACION as the only rappers to ever posthumously get to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. As far as biggest streaming debuts of all time, Legends Never Die is at No. 4 all-time behind Drake’s ‘Scorpion,’ Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V,‘ and Post Malone’s ‘beerbongs & bentleys.’
The previous posthumous No. 1 album was last week with Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut studio album, ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon.’ Legends Never Die 21 tracks in total as it was led by the “Life’s a Mess” single featuring Halsey. Other appearances included Trippie Redd, Marshmello, Polo G, and The Kid Laroi.
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