Well, Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die has been all over the news since it marked its arrival. Fans have lapped up the brand new music extravaganza of the late rap star, who passed away in December 2019. It was on July 10, 2020, that the American singer’s Legends Never Die made a release. It opened to a grand reception amidst all the expectations looming around. Now, a few days after the music album’s entry, reports say that Juice WRLD’s songs have smashed many of the existing records.
Tops the Billboard 200 albums chart
Juice WRLD’s posthumous album has topped the Billboard 200 chart in the very first week, which sums up the stupendous reception that it has received. Legends Never Die overtook Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon to claim the coveted position. For the uninitiated, Billboard 200 albums chart lists the best-performing albums of every week which are categorised based on the equivalent units. These units are calculated by unifying the album sales, track equivalent albums and unit equivalent albums to a common score.
Legends Never Die emerges the topper of 2020
According to the data sent out by Neilsen Music/MRC, Legends Never Die’s opening week sales stood around 497,000 units in the US. Importantly, Juice WRLD’s album has registered the largest streaming week for any music album in 2020 so far. It has pushed After Hours to the second spot in terms of popularity. The Weekend’s album, which released in April 2019 had earned 444,000 units. Interestingly, the only album to have done better than Juice WRLD’S new release in the past one year is Taylor Swift’s Legend. The super hit project that came out in September 2019 topped the charts with 867,000 units.
Legends Never Die is on a record-breaking spree
It is for the second time that an album of Juice WRLD is racing to the No.1 position in the Billboard 200 albums chart. Earlier, in March 2019, the late singer’s Death Race For Love had opened to a grand reception and earned around 165,000 units in its debut week. Meanwhile, Legends Never Die has also managed to pocket a few more records. With 422.63 million streams, the highly-celebrated album has scored the fourth-biggest streaming week of all-time. In addition to that, it is after two years that a hip-hop album has emerged the topper. Previously, Travis Scott’s reputed music album Astro World, released in August 2018, had debuted at the top spot by earning 537,000 units.