Lil Nas X created quite the storm of buzz around his debut studio album ‘Montero.’
All laid a solid foundation for the ‘Old Town Road’ performer’s first-ever project commercially.
With the first-week numbers officially unveiled, how did it fare?
Find out below…
The latest iteration of the Billboard 200 has been unwrapped and reveals that ‘Montero’ has premiered at #2 with equivalent sales of 126,000.
Streaming fuelled the project, with the 147.16 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks accounting for 102,000 of the LP’s total sum.
Based on industry-wide patterns, the numbers would have placed the project in contention for the top spot on a quieter week.
However, with the reverberations of Drake‘s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ still making waves, it was Drizzy who snatched #1 position in the album’s third week. Its sales were to the tune of 171,000.
Still, a solid showing from Nas.
What’s more, with ‘Montero’ being jammed packed with possible hits (including those with the likes of Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion), it has ample potential to maintain a presence in the upper echelon of the charts.