This marks the Atlanta native’s third consecutive album to debut atop the chart, following 2020’s My Turn and 2021’s The Voice of the Heroes, Baby’s joint offering with Lil Durk. It’s Only Me garnered 216,000 equivalent album units, 209,000 of which were streaming equivalent units, 6,500 from album sales, and 500 from track equivalent units, per Billboard.
It’s Only Me boasts a star-studded feature list, with appearances from Young Thug, Future, Nardo Wick, Pooh Shiesty, EST Gee, Jeremih, Rylo Rodriguez, and Fridayy. With this project, Lil Baby also saw the third-largest streaming week for an album this year. Altogether, he has had six top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. Chart Data also reports that It’s Only Me also secured him with “the biggest first week US sales debut of his career,” eclipsing My Turn’s numbers.
Baby has had a massive year. In March, My Turn became the longest-running record to remain in the top 10 of Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. He also concluded his One of Them Ones Tour with Chris Brown in late August. Elsewhere, he and Nicki Minaj won the Best Hip-Hop Award at the MTV VMAs for “Do We Have a Problem?” and his documentary Untrapped premiered on Prime Video this summer as well.