The Billboard 200 Albums Chart debuts at No. 1 with "Slime Language 2."
According to MRC Data, Young Thug's Young Stoner Life Records' Slime Language 2 project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, receiving 113,000 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ending April 22. Streaming activity was responsible for the vast majority of that amount.
Young Stoner Life/300 published Slime Language 2 on April 16. It's the label's third No. 1 single, following Gunna's Wunna in 2020 and label boss Young Thug's So Much Fun in 2019.
The Billboard 200 chart lists the top selling albums in the United States each week based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and downloading equivalent albums are all counted as units (SEA). Each unit represents one album sale, ten individual album tracks sold, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams provided by album songs. On April 27, Billboard will publish the complete new May 1, 2021 chart (in which Slime Language 2 debuts at No. 1). Track @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram for all chart coverage.
Slime Language 2 received 113,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week ending April 22, with 106,000 SEA units (equaling 142.68 million on-demand streams of the album's tracks), 6,000 album sales, and 1,000 TEA units.
Young Stoner Life's family of musicians, including Gunna, Yak Gotti, Lil Duke, T-Shyne, and Lil Keed, are featured on the 23-track Slime Language 2 album, as well as acts from outside the Young Stoner Life camp, including Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Big Sean, NAV, and Future. Young Thug performs on more than half of the album (13 of the 23 tracks), and the album is billed as Young Thug & Various Artists on the charts. Following So Much Fun, Slime Language 2 is Young Thug's second No. 1 album.
Slime Language 2 is the second R&B/hip-hop album to top the Billboard 200 in 2021, after Rod Wave's SoulFly (April 10-dated chart).
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