Rejoice Doja Cat #Kittens!
In news sure to drop jaws, the GRAMMY nominee has staged a stunning upset in the previously reported tight three-way race for next week’s Billboard 200 championship.
Thanks to an unexpected, mid-week surge in sales and streams, the ‘Kiss Me More’ hitmaker is puckering up to kiss the top of next week’s album charts!
As reported here, Cat’s third studio album, ‘Planet Her,’ has been orbiting the Billboard 200’s top 5 since its early July debut. Maintaining buoyancy on the backs of its official and buzz singles ‘Ain’t Sh*t,’ ‘Need to Know,’ ‘Kiss Me More,’ and ‘You Right’ (with the latter three concurrently impacting the refreshed Hot 100), the project has been a silent slayer and ranks on the list of the year’s most successful releases to date.
In a surprise twist, the RCA/Kemosabe Records LP is slated to top the Billboard 200 upon its refreshing next week. Besting the sales of top Pop contenders Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish, industry analysts report ‘Planet Her’ narrowly edged past Rodrigo – whose ‘Sour’ sales were boosted by a recently released vinyl edition – to secure the chart victory.
Upon Billboard’s official confirmation of the tallied figures on Sunday (August 22), Cat – if crowned – will lay claim to the first #1 album of her career. The win would also mark the first time a female rapper topped the Billboard 200 since Cardi B‘s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ invaded the chart in 2018.
Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.