YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s ‘Colors’ Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart – Billboard

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again continues to accumulate No. 1s at a rapid pace on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as Colors debuts in the top slot of the chart dated Feb. 5. The set becomes the 22-year-old rapper’s sixth chart-topping title in less than four years.

Colors starts with 79,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 27, according to MRC Data. Virtually all the activity derives from streaming, with 77,000 units from that sector, representing 118.6 million on-demand official audio and video streams of the album’s songs. Just over 1,500 units are from album sales, with the remaining balance owed to purchased song downloads of the album’s songs. (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.)

With the new champ, YoungBoy Never Broke Again arrives at a half-dozen No. 1s on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Here’s a look at his leaders, which have each led for exactly one week:

  • AI Youngboy 2, Oct. 26, 2019
  • Still Flexin, Still Steppin, March 7, 2020
  • 38 Baby 2, May 9, 2020
  • Top, Sept. 26, 2020
  • Sincerely, Kentrell, Oct. 9, 2021
  • Colors, Feb. 5, 2022

The six leaders come from the rapper’s 16 total charted entries, beginning with AI Youngboy, which debuted and peaked at No. 17 in 2017.

Elsewhere, Colors begins at No. 1 on Top Rap Albums, where it likewise marks the rapper’s sixth champ. It also opens at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200, behind the Encanto soundtrack.

As Colors arrives, 11 of its songs debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “No Switch” heads the pack with a No. 16 start and is the project’s most streamed song in its debut frame, with 9.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 28. The full placements are below:

  • No. 16, “No Switch”
  • No. 19, “Bring It On”
  • No. 23, “Fish Scale”
  • No. 29, “Know Like I Know”
  • No. 32, “2Hoo”
  • No. 33, “Long Live”
  • No. 35, “Dis & That”
  • No. 40, “Smoke One”
  • No. 44, “Expensive Taste”
  • No. 49, “Gangsta,” featuring Quando Rondo
  • No. 50, “How You Been”

As he storms the chart the 11 fresh starts, YoungBoy Never Broke Again rises to 88 charted hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Among notable names that he leapfrogs in career charted hits – The Weeknd (79), Travis Scott (81) and J. Cole (83).

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