Earlier this month, fans were able to press play on Juice WRLD‘s second posthumous body of work Fighting Demons, which contains 18 tracks and additional appearances from Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd, and BTS‘ Suga. Now, it’s been revealed that the album has officially debuted on the Billboard 200 at the number two position thanks to 119,000 first-week units sold, losing to Adele’s fourth LP 30 — that release has held on to the top spot for a month and counting. Also notable is the fact that Fighting Demons has secured top ten positions on music charts in a wealth of other countries, including Australia, Netherlands, Lithuania, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
Fighting Demons follows the equally bittersweet Legends Never Die, which made landfall back in 2020 and boasted collaborations alongside the likes of The Weeknd, Marshmello, The Kid LAROI, and Halsey over 22 songs. In addition to its critical acclaim, Legends Never Die faired even better than Fighting Demons commercially, earning the late talent his second number one on the Billboard 200 thanks to a monstrous 497,000 units sold upon its initial release — of that figure, 209,000 units were pure sales. Legends has also since crossed the double platform mark.
As previously reported by REVOLT, this month saw Juice WRLD‘s fans and peers converge upon Chicago’s United Center to pay their respects to the fallen star. The high-profile attendees included Cole Bennett, Lil Bibby, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie, and Juice WRLD‘s mother Carmella Wallace, who delivered a heartfelt speech to the emotionally charged crowd:
“I feel it, I feel your love. I appreciate it. Jared loved his mom and he would have loved the love you all are showing me. He loved you guys, Jared made music for you guys and he spoke to you through his music. He helped you through his music. My son touched your lives and he’s still touching lives. … We’re going to be okay.”