21 Savage’s ‘I Am > I Was’ Debuts at No. 1

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21 Savage is in full savage mode on the charts.

The Grammy-nominated rapper scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart along with his sophomore album I Am > I Was. The set, which was launched on Dec. 21, debuts with 131,000 equal album models, of which 18,000 had been in conventional album gross sales.

I Am > I Was, which options appearances from J. Cole, Post Malone, and Childish Gambino, marks Savage’s fourth entry on the Billboard 200. He beforehand charted with Without Warning, his collaborative album with Offset and Metro Boomin (No. four), his debut solo album Issa Album (No. 2), and Savage Mode, his joint mission with Metro Boomin (No. 23).

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie follows at No. 2 with Hoodie SZN, his highest-charting mission but. The rapper’s second full-length album earned 90,000 equal album models (6,000 in album gross sales). He beforehand visited the highest 10 along with his debut The Bigger Artist, which peaked at No. four in October 2017.

Kodak Black’s Dying to Live slides 1-9 in its second week (51,000), Meek Mill’s earlier chart-topper Championships drops 2-6 (54,000), and Travis Scott’s Astroworld slips 6-10 (49,000).

Three vacation albums additionally return to the highest 10 together with Michael Bublé’s Christmas (No. three, 75,000), Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song (No. 7, 52,000), and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, which reenters the highest 10 for the primary time since January 1995 at No. eight.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. 21 Savage – I Am > I Was – 131,000
2. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN – 90,000
three. Michael Bublé – Christmas – 75,000
four. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born – 62,000
5. Various Artists – The Greatest Showman: Reimagined – 56,000
6. Meek Mill – Championships – 54,000
7. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song – 52,000
eight. Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas – 52,000
9. Kodak Black – Dying to Live – 51,000
10. Travis Scott – Astroworld – 49,000