Lil Uzi Vert
9.4.2017

Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ Debuts at No. 1

Lil Uzi Vert is shoulder shimmying on the Billboard 200 this week, thanks to his debut Luv Is Rage 2, which opens at No. 1 with 135,000 equivalent album units.

The bulk of the album’s success comes from streaming. In fact, the LP earned 100,000 streaming equivalent album units and 7,000 track equivalent units, adding to 28,000 traditional album sales.

Luv Is Rage 2 becomes the third-highest streaming debut of the year. Drake’s More Life tops that category (257,000 SEA) and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. follows (227,000 SEA).

XXXTentacion comes right behind Uzi on this week’s chart with his debut album 17, which enters at No. 2 with 87,000 units (18,000 traditional). In June, he reached No. 44 on the Billboard 200 with his Revenge mixtape.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Fifth Harmony debuts at No. 4 with 46,000 units (32,000 traditional) of the group’s self-titled album, while Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. drops 3-5 with 45,000 units in its 20th consecutive week in the top 5.

Meanwhile, A$AP Mob opens at No. 6 with Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy (41,000 units, 7,000 traditional), Khalid’s American Teen drops 6-8 (33,000 units), and Kodak Black’s Project Baby 2 dives 2-9 (33,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2 – 135,000
2. XXXTentacion – 17 – 87,000
3. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains – 73,000
4. Fifth Harmony – Fifth Harmony – 46,000
5. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. – 45,000
6. A$AP Mob – Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy – 41,000
7. Old Dominion – Happy Endings – 41,000
8. Khalid – American Teen – 33,000
9. Kodak Black – Project Baby 2 – 33,000
10. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding – 31,000