Newcomers Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTentacion (along with their respective debut albums) have already received co-signs from the highest of places, with Nicki Minaj hinting at wanting to remix an Uzi cut and Kendrick Lamar taking to Twitter to share that he was on his fifth listen of XXX’s project. Now, the two have received stamps of approval not just from more of their peers, but from one of the most widely-respected authorities in music.
According to Billboard, Uzi’s Luv is Rage 2 has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, while XXX’s 17 has entered at the No.2 spot.
Surpassing its projected sales, Luv Is Rage 2 moved 135,000 equivalent album units (28,000 of which were in traditional album sales), while 17 arrived with 87,000 units (18,000 are in traditional album sales).
The Billboard 200 albums chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S.