Juice WRLD's 'Legends Never Die' Debuts At No. 1 With Biggest Week Of 2020

By Paris Close

July 20, 2020

Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die not only debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, but the late rapper’s first posthumous effort also has the biggest release of the year.

As Billboard and Nielsen Music reports, the record set the bar as the best-selling LP of 2020 with 497,000 equivalent album units sold in the United States in its first week (ending July 16). Of that amount, 283,000 were attributed to SEA units, 209,000 to album sales, and 3,000 in TEA units

What’s more, Legends Never Die logs in the largest streaming week of 2020, and the fourth-largest streaming frame ever for an album. For context, the LP logged 422.63 million on-demand streams in the States in its first week of release, besting the 400.42 million streams Lil Uzi Vert garnered with Eternal Atake.

Legends Never Die, Juice’s first album to drop since he died of an accidental overdose at aged 21 in December 2019, follows 2019’s Death Race for Love, which debuted at the top of the chart with 165,000 units sold.

Juice’s posthumous project beats out the previous title-holder The Weeknd’s After Hours, which bowed at the number-one spot with 444,000 units. The beloved musician also had the biggest week for a hip-hop artist or by a male artist in almost two years since Travis Scott’s Astroworld debuted at No. 1 with 537,000 units in 2018.

Legends Never Die features 21 tracks and includes collabs with the likes of rapper Trippie Redd on “Tell Me U Luv Me,” Halsey on “Life’s A Mess,” hitmaker DJ Marshmello on “Come & Go,” and The Kid LAROI and Polo G on “Hate the Other Side.”

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