DaBaby

DaBaby’s ‘KIRK’ Debuts at No. 1

DaBaby is on top.

The Charlotte rapper scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with KIRK. The 13-track set opens with 145,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., of which 8,000 were in traditional sales.

KIRK, which features Nicki Minaj, Migos, and Kevin Gates, is the follow-up to last year’s Baby on Baby, which peaked at No. 7 in June 2018. The album has earned 719,000 equivalent album to date and spawned the breakout hit “Suge,” which reached No. 7 on the Hot 100.

Taking to Instagram, DaBaby celebrated the milestone moment. “When I got the news I took my time letting it sink in cause this one different,” he wrote. “Google me and see what I done been through in the past 12 months. Then ask yourself how da fuck I’m STILL standing on all Ten. Blood, Sweat, & Tears for it. The world ain’t never seen a ni**a like me win. GOD is GREAT.”

Last week’s chart-topper, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, slides to No. 2 after three weeks at No. 1. The album moved 124,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 2.

Kevin Gates earns his fourth top 10 album with I’m Him, which debuts at No. 4 with 70,000 equivalent album units (10,000 in album sales). He previously reached the top 10 with Luca Brasi 3 (No. 4, 2018), By Any Means 2 (No. 4, 2017), and Islah (No. 2, 2016).

Elsewhere in the top 10, Young Thug’s So Much Fun dips 5-8 (39,000), Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You holds at No. 9 (37,000), and Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca falls 6-10 (35,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. DaBaby – KIRK – 145,000
2. Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding – 124,000
3. The Beatles – Abbey Road – 81,000
4. Kevin Gates – I’m Him – 70,000
5. Taylor Swift – Lover – 57,000
6. Whiskey Myers – Whiskey Myers – 42,000
7. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – 39,000
8 . Young Thug – So Much Fun – 39,000
9. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You – 37,000
10. Lil Tecca – We Love You Tecca – 35,000