Roddy Ricch just made history!
His debut album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial has made its way back to the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album has become the first debut rap album to return to No. 1 in 15 years, according to XXL.
The album features guest appearances from Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Durk, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and was originally released on Dec. 6. Following its original release, the album debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 moving 101,000 album units. One month later, the album returned to the No. 1 spot, making it the first time a debut rap album has reemerged at the top spot since The Game’s The Documentary album did in 2005.
Ricch’s boost in sales was mostly in part to his sit single, “The Box.” The song is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Ricch has been expecting this type of success for awhile now. “I ain’t follow nobody path. I did it my own way. It’s just grindin’, ya feel me? You just gotta grind,” he told XXL last summer. “When I drop, they gon’ know what’s up. This my coming-out season.”
Justin Bieber’s begs for streams to get the number one single went unnoticed, as his song “Yummy” came in the No. 2 spot. Bieber was met with criticism after fans say he was begging for his fans to stream to his record to get to No. 1. Although he landed at the No. 2 spot, he congratulated Ricch on Twitter. He tweeted, “Thanks everyone. So thankful. #yummy. @RoddyRicch You had to go and make a banger smh! Haha ur the man!! Love the song!! congrats on your first #1!! Everyone go stream #thebox.”
Ricch has enjoyed a successful year so far, clenching three Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his Nipsey Hussle and Hit-Boy-featuring “Racks in the Middle” and Best Rap/ Sung Performance for “Ballin” featuring Mustard.
Congratulations to Roddy Ricch!