As predicted, ‘Savage Mode 2’ – the long-awaited reunion album from 21 Savage and Metro Boomin – blasted to the top of this week’s Billboard 200.
Boasting guest appearances from the likes of Drake, Young Thug, and more, industry analysts forecasted the set – the sequel to Savage’s 2016 breakout album ‘Savage Mode’ – would outpace the jam-packed list of titles released on October 2 in the race to the chart’s top spot with total sales of 179,000.
While its final first-week figures fell slightly under the projected sum, ‘Savage Mode 2’s sales performance (powered in part by an album-merchandise bundle) still delivered just enough to land at #1.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s ‘Savage Mode 2’
First Week Sales (SPS): 171,000 units
First Week Chart Entry: #1
“Savage Mode II marks the fourth top 10 for 21 Savage, and second No. 1, following I Am > I Was (No. 1 in 2019), Without Warning (a collaborative set credited to 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin, No. 4 in 2017) and Issa Album (No. 2 in 2017).
For Metro Boomin, Savage Mode II is also his fourth top 10 and second No. 1, following Not All Heroes Wear Capes (No. 1 in 2018), Double or Nothing (a co-billed project with Big Sean, No. 6 in 2017) and Without Warning.”
Savage wasn’t the only notable entry to this week’s Billboard 200’s top 10.
Look below to see how the likes of BLACKPINK, YG, and Bryson Tiller fared with their respective October 2-released efforts.
BLACKPINK’s ‘The Album’
First Week Sales (SPS): 110,000 units
First Week Chart Entry: #2
YG’s ‘My Life 4 Hunnid’
First Week Sales (SPS): 64,000 units
First Week Chart Entry: #4
Bryson Tiller’s ‘Anniversary’
First Week Sales (SPS): 57,000 units
First Week Chart Entry: #5
I’m shocked floppink pulled off those numbers. I’m sure it’ll freefall in week 2
A little disappointed in Brysons project. I don’t care about the numbers but the album has no replay ability.