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$uicideboy$ ‘Sing Me a Lullaby’ Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rap Albums Chart

The duo's new project also spins off four new entries onto the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

$uicideboy$ complete a trek from the underground rap scene to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart as their new project, Sing Me a Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation, debuts at the summit of the chart dated Aug. 13. Temptation begins with 37,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 4, according to Luminate. It’s the duo’s first No. 1 after two prior top 10-charting efforts.

Of the 37,000 units, the heavy majority – nearly 32,000 – comes from streaming-equivalent album units, equal to 45.3 million official on-demand streams of the album’s songs. Four-thousand of the remaining total derives from traditional album sales and a negligible amount from track-equivalent album units. (One unit equals the following levels of consumption: one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)


Temptation gives the duo, comprised of cousins Ruby da Cherry and $crim, its first No. 1 on Top Rap Albums. The pair previously logged two top 10s on the chart: I Want to Die in New Orleans, which reached No. 7 in 2018, and Long Term Effects of Suffering, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 last year.

$uicideboy$ hail from New Orleans and grew their following on SoundCloud after posting their first recordings on the streaming service in 2014. The duo continued to release songs and EPs and first cracked the Billboard charts in August 2016, when the EP Radical $uicide debuted at No. 5 on Heatseekers Albums, No. 13 on Top Rap Albums and No. 17 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, among other placements.

Elsewhere, Temptation debuts at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200. On the former, it becomes the group’s highest-charting peak, outdoing the No. 3 best of Suffering, while it ties the album for their best showing on the latter. Plus, Temptation, released on independent label G*59, also enters at No. 2 on the Independent Albums chart.

As Temptation arrives, four of the album’s tracks debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: “Matte Black” (No. 36), “Genesis” (No. 41), “1000 Blunts” (No. 45) and “F**king Your Culture” (No. 49). The new quartet joins the group’s only previous appearance on the list, “…And to Those I Love, Thanks for Sticking Around,” which debuted and peaked at No. 46 last October.