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6lack’s '6pc Hot' EP nabs the top 5 spot on Billboard's Top R&B Albums

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6lack was on one when he dropped his fire 6pc Hot EP last month, named after his favorite wings meal. 

The alternative R&B singer/rapper grabbed the top-five spot on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, after earning 26,000 album units in its opening week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

6pc Hot also debuted at No. 11 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 15 on Billboard 200.

The Atlanta native dropped his EP last month, featuring six songs, four of which debuted in the top 25 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. “Know My Rights,” featuring fellow Atlanta rapper Lil Baby debuted at No. 33 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and was the highest-streamed track from the EP, with 7.5 million U.S. streams in its opening week. 

This is 6lack’s second offering on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, following 2018’s East Atlanta Love Letter, which reached No. 1. His debut album, Free 6lack reached No. 6 in 2017.

He recently celebrated Free 6lack reaching platinum status, while sharing his predictions for the future on Instagram.

6lack wrote, “Update: [my] debut album [is] platinum, [my] sophomore album [is] soon-to-be and a lot of records sold. He said “thank you” to his fans, after calling his music the “soundtrack to my life & to some of yours too.”

By Rachel George 
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