/  10.24.2021

Young Thug’s Punk is officially the No. 1 album in the country. Thugger’s second solo studio album lands in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart after earning 90,000 album equivalent units in the week ending Oct. 21, according to MRC Data. Billboard reports it’s Thug’s third No. 1 album. His debut So Much Fun and his Slime Language 2 compilation album also reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart during their first week of sales. 

Thug’s latest accumulated 102 million on-demand streams and 1,000 track equivalent albums. Punk’s 90,000 album equivalent units was just enough to outdo Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which falls to the No. 2 position after earning 83,000 album equivalent units. CLB’s four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 is already the most weeks a hip hop album has spent on top this year. 

Mac Miller’s Faces mixtape debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 after earning 67,000 album equivalent units. Faces was originally released in 2014, but was re-released on streaming services on Oct. 15. Perhaps, it’s just a coincidence that both Mac Miller and Drake appear on Young Thug’s Punk. Drizzy is featured on “Bubbly” with Travis Scott and Mac shows up on the final track of the album “Day Before.” 

Last week, Thugger revealed during an interview with Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club,” that he spent time in the studio with Mac — in 2018 — the day before he died of an accidental overdose.

“I was with Mac the day before he died. He was at my studio. We did the song… This shit’s so crazy, but it’s coincidental,” Thug said. “He came to the studio, did a song with me. The next day he died. And the song that we did at the studio, the name of the song is ‘Day Before.’”

“I think deep on that because it’s like, is that a sign?” Thugger continued. “At some point you want to know. At some point it’s like, yo, have you ever wished that God could just really talk to you?” Punk also includes features from Nate Ruess, Future, Doja Cat, Gunna, Juice WRLD, Post Malone, J. Cole, and Lil Double 0.


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