Polo G earns his second top five album on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as The GOAT debuts at No. 2. The set earned 99,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 21, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The 21-year-old rapper, born Taurus Bartlett, repeats the entry position of his previous release, Die a Legend, released last June. Coincidentally, Polo G traces both near-misses from the chart summit to the same artist: Future. Legend was blocked from No. 1 last June due to the simultaneous debut of the Atlanta’s rapper Save Me EP. This week, Future again prevents Polo G’s first leader as his High Off Life arrives in the top slot.
If the déjà vu continues, however, Polo G may come out on top. After the No. 2 debut, Legend outlasted Future’s EP in the project’s second weeks and moved to No. 1 on Top Rap Albums, while Save Me tumbled 1-18.