After securing the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 with the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted "Bad and Boujee" earlier this month, Migos has hit the top of the Billboard 200 with its sophomore studio effort, Culture (released Jan. 27 through Quality Control/300 Entertainment), marking the trio's first No. 1 on the list. The album earned 131,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
Two days before the official numbers came in, the Atlanta rappers considered what having a No. 1 album would mean to them. "It would mean everything, but with everything in the world, hard work pays off," said Quavo on the red carpet before their performance at the New Era "Planet New Era" party on Friday (Feb. 3) at VRSI nightclub. "We speaking for the young generation, we speaking for the young generation of music." Added Offset: "The Culture wave, we speaking for the youth."
Migos' 2015 debut, Yung Rich Nation, peaked at No. 17 and moved 18,000 copies in its first week. The key difference this time around, the group says, was capitalizing on their trend-setting abilities. "We took our time with it," continued Offset. "We gave you the point. It's points that's given [on the album] that's already should have been pointed out that we pointed out about ourselves, leading the trend of music."