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21 Savage & Metro Boomin's 'Savage Mode II' debuts at #1 on the 'Billboard' 200 album chart

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Savage Mode II, the latest album from 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

With their third collaborative effort, the Grammy-winning duo sold 171,000 equivalent album units for the week ending October 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

That marks the biggest sales week for both artists. Savage Mode II is also the first of their three collaborative albums to hit #1, after Savage Mode peaked at #23 and 2017’s Without Warning placed at #4.

Savage Mode II marks 21’s fourth top 10 on the chart, including 2019’s number-one release I Am > I Was and his debut Issa Album, which reached number two.

As a producer, Metro’s other #1 albums include 2018’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes and Big Sean‘s Double or Nothing, which landed at #6 in 2017.

Elsewhere on the chart, Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon sits at the #3 spot, three months after its release.

Meanwhile, west coast rapper YG grabs his fifth top 10 album with My Life 4Hunnid. Since its release at the top of the month, the project has sold 64,000 equivalent album units, thanks in part to merch/album bundles.

My Life 4Hunnid is YG’s highest-charting album since 2014’s My Krazy Life, which debuted and peaked at #2.

Finally, Louisville singer Bryson Tiller returns to the Billboard 200 album chart with his latest album, Anniversary. The album debuted at #5 with sales of 57,000 equivalent album units, marking Tiller’s third top 10 album on the chart.

By Rachel George
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