Moneybagg Yo’s album A Gangsta’s Pain has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, his first album to be on the top of the list.
Billboard reports that a majority of its 110,000 equivalent album units derived from streaming: 106,000 were earned from SEA units, while 4,000 came from album sales, and less than 1,000 from TEA units. The final tally was quite close to early indicators that Moneybagg would pull in roughly 95-100K units. Before the project arrived on April 23, the Memphis rapper also shared two top 20-charting singles, “Hard for the Next” with Future and “Time Today.”
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.
Moneybagg Yo first hit the Billboard 200 in 2017 with Heartless, which peaked at No. 177. He’s been prolific on the chart since, as A Gangsta’s Pain is his 11th charting effort, and ninth album to reach the top 25. Pain is his fifth top 10 album overall, and fourth consecutive top 10, following Code Red (No. 6 in 2020, with Blac Youngsta), Time Served (No. 3, 2020) and 43VA Heartless (No. 4, 2019). He got his first top 10 with 2017’s Federal 3X (No. 5).