Nav has earned his second No. 1 album with Good Intentions. The LP was released on May 8 via XO/Republic Records and debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart today (May 18). According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Good Intentions sold 135,000 equivalent album units, with over half of the sales derived from merchandise / album bundles sold through the Toronto crooner’s online store.
The feat was also supported by Nav’s Good Intensions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe Version) album, which arrived on May 11. The extended double-sided LP added 14 new tracks, including collaborations with Lil Duke and Quavo. The original Good Intentions album already housed features from Durk, Don Toliver, Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Future and a posthumous verse from Pop Smoke.
Good Intentions marks Nav’s third solo album and follows his No. 1-debuting sophomore effort, Bad Habits. Speaking with Complex, Nav explained the connection between both LPs.
“I feel like I’m in the same creative headspace and work ethic as [Bad Habits]. Then when it came to the content on the album, I’ve been more reflective, more honest,” he told the outlet. “It was buzzer-beater time and I came up with the song ‘Good Intentions.’ On it I say, ‘I’ve got bad habits, I’ve got good intentions.’ So it only made sense to make that the album title. It felt good. We were trying to come up with an album title for a long time and couldn’t think of anything; nothing was really resonating with us like that did.”
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Kehlani’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’t emerged at No. 2, her highest-charting record to date. According to Billboard, her sophomore effort’s debut week also marked the best-selling and streaming week of her career. Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes has lowered down to No. 3, after Kenny Chesney’s country album Here and Now forced the mixtape to debut at No. 2, ending Drizzy’s decade-long streak of No. 1-debuting albums.
Revisit Nav’s Good Intentions below.