DaBaby is on top.
The Charlotte rapper scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with KIRK. The 13-track set opens with 145,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., of which 8,000 were in traditional sales.
KIRK, which features Nicki Minaj, Migos, and Kevin Gates, is the follow-up to last year’s Baby on Baby, which peaked at No. 7 in June 2018. The album has earned 719,000 equivalent album to date and spawned the breakout hit “Suge,” which reached No. 7 on the Hot 100.
Taking to Instagram, DaBaby celebrated the milestone moment. “When I got the news I took my time letting it sink in cause this one different,” he wrote. “Google me and see what I done been through in the past 12 months. Then ask yourself how da fuck I’m STILL standing on all Ten. Blood, Sweat, & Tears for it. The world ain’t never seen a ni**a like me win. GOD is GREAT.”