On the Charts: XXXTentacion Scores Posthumous Number One With ‘Skins’
Late rapper lands second chart-topper following March 2018’s ‘?’
XXXTentacion”˜s first posthumous releaseÂ SkinsÂ debuted atop the Billboard 200, giving the late rapper the second Number One album of his brief career. The rapper born Janseh Onfroy wasÂ shot and killed at the age of 20Â outside a south Florida motorcycle dealership in June 2018.
SkinsÂ sold 132,000 total copies in its first week of release, including 52,000 traditional copies. XXXTentacion previously topped the albumÂ chartsÂ in March 2018 when hisÂ ?Â debuted at Number One. His previous LPÂ 17Â peaked at Number Two in 2017.
SkinsÂ also marked the first posthumous Number One sinceÂ Prince’sÂ The Very Best of PrinceÂ jumped atop the Billboard 200Â following that singer’s April 2016 death,Â BillboardÂ notes.
Two more new releases opened in the Top 10: Gucci Mane’sÂ Evil GeniusÂ bowed at Number Five and 51,000 total copies and John Mellencamp scored his best Billboard 200 debut in 10 years asÂ Other People’s StuffÂ entered at Number Seven and 44,000 copies.
A week afterÂ a Number One debut, Meek Mill’sÂ ChampionshipsÂ fell one spot to Number Two, ahead of Michael Buble’s 2011 LPÂ ChristmasÂ at Number Three and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’sÂ A Star Is BornÂ at Number Four.
Rap releases occupied the rest of the Top 10: Travis Scott’sÂ AstroworldÂ at Number Six, followed by Tekashi 6ix9ine’sÂ Dummy BoyÂ (Number Eight), Lil Baby’sÂ Street GossipÂ (Number Nine) and Drake’sÂ ScorpionÂ (Number 10).
New releases that could impact next week’s album charts include Bruce Springsteen’sÂ Springsteen on Broadway, Kodak Black’sÂ Dying to LiveÂ and theÂ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseÂ soundtrack.