Kodak Black Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Dying to Live'

Plus: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack debuts in high 5.

Rapper Kodak Black scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as Dying to Live debuts atop the tally.

The set, which was launched on Dec. 14 Dollaz N Dealz/Atlantic Records, earned 89,000 equal album models within the week ending Dec. 20, based on Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 have been in conventional album gross sales -- as the majority of the album’s models have been pushed by streaming exercise.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Dec. 29-dated chart (the place Dying to Live debuts at No. 1) will probably be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Dying to Live’s opening body is basically pushed by streams, because the set garnered 82,000 SEA models, which interprets to 114.2 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks through the monitoring week (which additionally makes Dying the most-streamed album of the week).

Dying to Live marks the third high 10 effort for Kodak Black (actual identify: Bill Kapri), as he beforehand logged visits to the area with Project Baby Two (No. 2 debut and peak on the Sept. 9, 2017-dated chart) and Painting Pictures (No. Three debut and peak, April 22, 2017). Earlier in 2018, the 21-year-old notched a high 40-charting album with Heart Break Kodak (No. 25), a set which got here out whereas he was in jail. Dying is the rapper’s first album since being launched in August.

Kodak Black is at present basking within the success of his greatest hit single but “ZEZE,” that includes Travis Scott and Offset. The monitor -- which is among the many 16 songs on Dying -- earlier debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, and at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs (all charts dated Oct. 27). The tune has additionally given Kodak Black his first high 40-charting effort on the all-genre Radio Songs chart. On probably the most just lately revealed tally, dated Dec. 22, the monitor rose 30-23.

The remainder of the brand new Billboard 200’s high 4 are rounded out by former No. 1s: Meek Mill’s Championships holds at No. 2 (83,000 models; down 36 %), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack climbs Four-Three (64,000 models; up 16 %) and Michael Bublé’s Christmas slips Three-Four (63,000 models; up 10 %).

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack debuts at No. 5 with 52,000 models (14,000 in album gross sales). The hip-hop assortment -- which boasts new tracks from acts comparable to Post Malone, Juice WRLD, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne -- advantages from buzz generated by its guardian movie, which arrived in U.S. film theaters on Dec. 14 (the identical day because the soundtrack’s launch). The animated movie was the highest-grossing film on the U.S. and Canada field workplace in its opening weekend, incomes $35 million. The warmly reviewed movie at present has a 97 % Fresh ranking from Rotten Tomatoes, and in its first 10 days has earned an estimated $65 million.

Travis Scott’s former No. 1, Astroworld, is regular at No. 6 with 48,000 models (up 9 %), Pentatonix’s Christmas Is Here! rises 11-7 with 45,000 models (up 12 %) and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack jumps 13-Eight with somewhat greater than 43,000 models (up 14 %).

Drake’s Scorpion, which topped the listing earlier in 2018 for 5 weeks, ascends 10-9 with 43,000 models (up Three %). The Greatest Showman soundtrack (one other former No. 1) strikes 12-10 with 43,000 models (up 12 %). (Unit figures are rounded to the closest thousand for the needs of this story.)  

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