Logic makes a huge splash on the Billboard 200 chart with his new album Everybody. His third studio release debuts at No. 1, moving 247,000 album-equivalent units. A majority of that was in traditional sales (196,000).
By comparison, Logic's debut album, Under Pressure, bowed at No. 4 in its first week with 72,000 album-equivalent units sold. His sophomore release, 2015's The Incredible True Story, moved 135,000 units in its first week. He's nearly doubled up in album units at each release. It'll be interesting to see what his next (and final album) will do in terms of sales.
The 247,000 tally also counts as the third highest mark for rap album releases in 2017; Kendrick Lamar's Damn moved 603,000 units, while Drake's More Life opened with 505,000. Behind Logic is fellow Def Jam signee Big Sean, whose album I Decided. earned 151,000.
Complex's latest cover star spoke about the inspiration behind Everybody. "When I started creating this album two years ago, it was before my other album was even out," he said. "I was writing, and it just so happened that a lot of the subject matter I’m discussing on this album, which is the fight for equality of every man, woman, and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and sexual orientation—because I believe that we are born equal, but we are not treated equally—I’m just here to say, 'Just be a good person, and really respect others.'”
In July, Logic is set to embark on Everybody's Tour with Joey Badass and Big Lenbo. Tickets for the 29-date trek will be available Tuesday, May 16.
You can watch Logic's Complex video cover story with Neil deGrasse Tyson here.