UPDATED 10/23/21, 7:47 p.m. ET: According to HitsDailyDouble, Thugger’s Punk album secured the No. 1 spot on the HITS Top 50 chart for the week ending Oct. 22. The much-anticipated project moved 90,346 album-equivalent units in its first week, effectively dethroning Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. The chart states CLB, which has lead the chart for four weeks, earned an additional 83,194 album equivalent units, giving it the No. 2 spot on the week’s chart.
Mac Miller’s Face’s came in at the No. 3 spot with 67,213 units; The Beatles’ Let It Be followed with 59,280; and Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres rounded out the top 5 with 56,773.
UPDATED 10/19/21, 5:49 p.m. ET: Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Young Thug’s Punk are battling it out for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. According to Hits Daily Double, the latest projections show that the race is super close with only 1,000 units separating the two albums.
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Punk is set for charts glory.
The new album from Young Thug, who this weekend is bringing the Punk experience to the Saturday Night Live stage with Travis Barker, is—at least according to the latest projections from Hits Daily Double—currently on track to bag between 85,000 and 95,000 in total activity. Of that, between 2,000 and 5,000 is projected to be derived from pure sales.
A new reissue of The Beatles’ classic Let It Be, meanwhile, is set for between 60,000 and 70,000 in total activity. The reissue arrives a month ahead of the three-part unveiling of Peter Jackson’s Get Back docuseries on Disney+. Other new releases for the week—including Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres, as well as new albums from Kelly Clarkson and Zac Brown Band—will see their projections shared in the coming days.
Thug’s 20-song Punk, technically his second studio album, is a stacked affair that makes good on his previous promises of delivering a more introspective collection of songs. During a Hot 97 appearance on Friday, Thug was asked to pinpoint a few of his favorite Punk tracks. While “Road Rage” stands as Thug’s personal favorite lyrical moment on the album, “Stupid/Asking” and the Stick-Featuring “Drive Slow” are neck and neck when it comes to his favorites overall.
Prior to the Punk rollout, Thug linked up with Future and Drake for the latter’s Certified Lover Boy cut “Way 2 Sexy.” Revisit the official video for the Right Said Fred-interpolating single, directed by Dave Meyers, below.