The late Juice WRLD lands his fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Fighting Demons starts in the summit on the list dated Dec. 25. The set begins with 119,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 16, according to MRC Data.
Demons is the fourth consecutive leader and fifth overall chart appearance for the late rapper-singer, who died in December 2019 of an accidental overdose. His debut effort, Goodbye & Good Riddance, peaked at No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in August 2018, a few months before his first champ – the collaborative set Future and Juice WRLD Present…WRLD on Drugs, with Future – debuted at No. 1 that November. His next release, 2019’s Death Race for Love, ruled for two weeks, while his first posthumous LP, 2020’s Legends Never Die, logged three frames in charge.
As Demons arrives, 13 of its songs debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, led by “Girl of My Dreams,” with SUGA (of BTS) at No. 3. The song traces its start to 41,000 sales downloads in the week ending Dec. 16, prompting a No. 1 entrance on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart.
“Girl of My Dreams” also registered 9 million U.S. streams in the week ending Dec. 16, enough for a No. 25 bow on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs.
Behind “Girl,” Juice WRLD captures another top 10 slot on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Burn” at No. 6. The pair combine to give the late artist his 14th and 15th top 10 appearances on the list. “Burn,” notably, is the album’s most-streamed song of the week, with 17.3 million U.S. streams.
Here’s a summary of the 13 Demons debuts on this week’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart:
No. 3, “Girl of My Dreams,” with SUGA
No. 6, “Burn”
No. 13, “Feline,” with Polo G & Trippie Redd
No. 16, “Rockstar in His Prime”
No. 17, “You Wouldn’t Understand”
No. 23, “Doom”
No. 24, “Go Hard”
No. 26, “Not Enough”
No. 28, “From My Window”
No. 29, “Relocate”
No. 35, “Feel Alone”
No. 37, “Until the Plug Comes Back Around”
No. 48, “My Life in a Nutshell”
In addition, two previously available Demons cuts, “Wandered to LA,” featuring Justin Bieber, and “Already Dead,” also appear on the list. The former slides 9-12 in its second week on the chart, while the latter rallies 37-11 for the second-best rank of its five weeks on the chart, after its No. 6 debut on the chart dated Nov. 27. “Dead” also secures the week’s Streaming Gainer honor, as it surged to 12.8 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Dec. 16, a 118% increase from 5.9 million in the prior frame.