Lil Baby’s My Turn has reached its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, the album netted 72,000 equivalent album units last week after returning to the top spot earlier this month.
Billboard reports that My Turn earned a boost in sales with the release of Lil Baby’s new song, “The Bigger Picture.” The track highlights ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic inequality and arrived with footage of the Atlanta native attending a Black Lives Matter protest.
Earlier this month, Lil Baby’s activism efforts were praised by Atlanta city councilman Antonio Brown on Instagram.
“When we first met he showed up in a worn black t-shirt, some joggers and [Balenciaga] sneakers,” Brown wrote. “No jewelry or entourage. His driver patiently waited outside while we talked for hours. I thought because everyone called him [Lil Baby] that he would have this huge ego and only care about superficial sh*t. Instead he spoke about how much he loved business, fashion and lifting up his community.”
“The next day we marched down Mitchell Street with our fist in the air yelling — No Justice, No Peace as he leaned over and whispered in my ear, ‘this is what matters!’ See he understood his calling was greater than the streets — it was to change the streets. To inspire the people to see beyond their environment and conditions that silently kept them unconsciously imprisoned,” the post continued.
Prior to the councilman’s praise, Lil Baby also revealed that he was working with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms on “a plan together for Atlanta [and] the whole world.”
According to Billboard, Lil Baby’s My Turn joins The Weeknd’s After Hours and Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial as the only three albums to log at least three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this year. My Turn first went No. 1 back in March.