Polo G's 'Die a Legend' Hits No. 1 on Top Rap Albums Chart

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Polo G attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Polo G clocks his first No. 1 on Top Rap Albums, as Die a Legend rises 2-1 to lead the list dated June 29. The set earned 29,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 20, according to Nielsen Music.

Notably, Legend is the fourth album this year to rise to No. 1 without having debuted there, following A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN, DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd and Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap. Hoodie and Father, like Legend, debuted in the chart’s runner-up slot and ascended into the top rank in their third and second chart weeks, respectively.

Victory, meanwhile, first entered the chart in March 2018 and returned to the list directly at No. 1 following Hussle’s death in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Hoodie and Victory have each led Top Rap Albums for four weeks this year -- the most of any album.

Legend contains the hit single “Pop Out,” featuring Lil Tjay, which spends its third week in the top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with a 7-9 slide. “Pop” backtracks 13-15 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, with 4,000 downloads in the week ending June 20, down 21% and R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs through a 2-6 dip with 28.1 million U.S. clicks in the same window. Both declines are typical for songs on albums in their second chart week.

“Pop” advances, however, at radio with a 32-27 boost on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. It jumps 28% to 6.7 million in audience in the week ending June 23, according to Nielsen Music.

The single likewise reaches new peaks on two other radio rankings: Rap Airplay (up 22-21) through a 25% audience gain in the week) and Rhythmic Songs (30-24), fueled by a 17% surge in plays in the same period.