Lil Baby scores the week’s highest debut on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated June 2) as his first studio LP, Harder Than Ever, opens at No. 2. The set earned 71,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music.
Harder includes Lil Baby’s breakthrough hit, “My Dawg,” which reached No. 29 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and current single “Yes Indeed,” a collaboration with Drake, which becomes Lil Baby’s first top 10 and Drake’s record-extending 63rd on the list. The song rallies 26-5 after its first full week of tracking. Streaming fuels the ascent as “Indeed” records a 180 percent surge in U.S. streams to 39.5 million in the week, prompting a 23-2 eruption on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs.