Juice WRLD's "Legends Never Die" Makes History
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Juice WRLD’s posthumous album Legends Never Die has scored the biggest US album debut of 2020, the largest streaming week of the year, and the fourth-largest streaming week ever for an album (only behind Drake, Lil Wayne, and Post Malone) – making it the biggest week for a hip-hop album since August 2018. Legends Never Die is Juice WRLD’s second Number One album, following 2019’s Death Race for Love.
On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Juice WRLD becomes only the third artist ever, to place five simultaneous songs in the Top 10 (behind Drake and The Beatles, respectively). ‘Come & Go (with Marshmello)’ debuts at number two, ‘Wishing Well’ at number five, ‘Conversations’ at number seven, ‘Life’s a Mess (ft. Halsey) at number nine, and ‘Hate the Other Side (with Marshmello, Polo G, The Kid Laroi)’ at number 10. In addition, Juice WRLD has placed five singles in the Top 10 on Spotify’s US chart, two in the Top 10 on Spotify’s Global chart, while the album is Top 5 on Apple Music’s Top Albums charts.
Monti Olson, BMG’s head of US Publishing, said, “We could not be more proud of Juice WRLD and the milestones of success he continues to achieve after his passing. This album is a testament to his limitless talent, a brilliant young artist taken far too soon. A bittersweet new chapter as we continue to see and hear his music and artistry live on forever.”
“Juice was the voice of a generation,” said Raj Jadeja, BMG’s VP Creative who worked closely with the artist and prolific songwriter. “With Legends Never Die, he revealed an honesty of his life experiences while guiding us through his battles of anxiety, depression, and addiction into a place of acceptance, hope, and ultimately love. Legends never die…Long live Juice WRLD!”
Previously, Juice WRLD’s Platinum-certified debut, Goodbye & Good Riddance, peaked in the Top 5 on the charts in the US. His follow-up Death Race For Love debuted at Number One in the US and has been certified Gold and Future & Juice Wrld Present... WRLD ON DRUGS, a collaborative mixtape with rapper Future, debuted at number two in the US.
July 20, 2020 12:20pm ET by Pressparty