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A little over a year after The Kid LAROI’s F*ck Love album was released, it surges from No. 26 to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for its first week atop the list, following multiple reissues that added additional tracks to the project. The set, now in its 53rd week on the chart, earned 85,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 29 (up 409%), according to MRC Data. Streaming activity powers the bulk of that figure.
F*ck Love was originally released on July 24, 2020, as a 15-track album and debuted at No. 8 on the Aug. 8, 2020-dated chart. It was reissued on Nov. 6, 2020, with seven additional tracks and bounded 81-3 on the Nov. 21, 2020, chart - its peak until this week. It was then reissued a third and fourth time this July 23 and July 27, adding seven and six tracks, respectively, including his current Billboard Hot 100 top five hit “Stay,” with Justin Bieber. The album’s total tracklist now stands at 35.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Aug. 7, 2021-dated chart (where F*ck Love hits No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Aug. 3. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.