21 Savage’s I Am > I Was debuts at no. 1 on Billboard 200

It’s the rapper’s first no. 1 on the chart.

December 30, 2018
21 Savage’s <i>I Am > I Was</i> debuts at no. 1 on Billboard 200 21 Savage attends the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City.   Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

21 Savage's latest release has helped him secure his first no. 1 on the BIllboard 200.

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I Am > I Was debuted at no. 1 on the chart with 131,000 equivalent album units, 18,000 of which were traditional album sales. Savage's debut studio album, Issa Album, debuted on the chart at no. 2 in 2017.

Although they aren't credited on the project, the album features Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q, City Girls, J. Cole, Post Malone, Gunna, Lil Baby, Young Nudy and Offset.

On this week's chart, Savage's album is followed by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN. Boogie's first no. 1 on the chart earned 90,000 equivalent album units, 6,000 which were traditional album sales.

21 Savage’s I Am > I Was debuts at no. 1 on Billboard 200