DaBaby’s Kirk Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200
The 2019 XXL Freshman's second album of the year had an impressive 145,000 equivalent album sales in its first week out, with 8,000 of that coming from traditional album sales, reports Billboard. The tally equates to 181.7 million on-demand audio streams, which is the fifth-largest debut streaming week of the year.
Kirk features 13 songs including the single "Intro" and contains guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Gates, Moneybagg Yo, Migos, Lil Baby and more.
DaBaby had high hopes for a productive year and this is falling right into his plans. “I feel like, since 2019, period, ain’t nobody [outworked me]. I done outworked everybody," DaBaby told XXL in July. “And if I'm lying, let's line it up. Let's line up music that's put out, let's lineup videos that's [been] put out. Period. Let's lineup day-to-day content. Show's that's been done.”
"Now that I'm a XXL Freshman, you know, I feel like that sets high standards for me, and I feel like I have to deliver. I like pressure," he added. "I plan to exceed all expectations."
Life is good for the "Pony" rapper who says he is raking in $100,000 for features these days. The North Carolina artist's previous album, Baby on Baby, released in March, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.
Other hip-hop artists in the top 10 in this week's Billboard 200 chart include Post Malone (Hollywood's Bleeding, No. 2), Kevin Gates (I'm Him, No. 4) ), Young Thug (So Much Fun, No. 8), Lizzo (Cuz I Love You, No. 9) and Lil Tecca (I Love You Tecca, No. 10).
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