YoungBoy Never Broke Again makes it five straight years with a No. 1 project on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as his latest album, Don’t Try This at Home, starts at the summit of the list dated May 6. The set begins with just over 60,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 27, according to Luminate.
Streaming fuels nearly all the album’s activity, with 59,000 of the first-week units deriving from the consumption method. The sum equals 87.7 million official U.S. on-demand streams for the album’s songs. One-thousand units of the remaining lot comes from traditional album sales, while a negligible amount is owed to track-equivalent units. (One unit equals the following levels of consumption: one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)
Don’t Try This at Home gives the 23-year-old YoungBoy Never Broke Again, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, his eighth career champ on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. He previously ruled with AI Youngboy 2 (2019), Still Flexin, Still Steppin, 38 Baby 2 and Top (all 2020), Sincerely, Kentrell (2021), Colors and The Last Slimeto (both 2022). All of his leaders debuted at No. 1 and held the rank for one week. The new champ also brings YoungBoy Never Broke Again to a milestone 25th entry on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
As a result of the album’s strong streaming performance, four of its cuts debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Big Truck” leads the new arrivals at No. 28, and was the week’s most-streamed Don’t Try This at Home track at 6.6 million clicks. “Mr. Gaulden” (No. 39), “What You Say,” featuring Post Malone and The Kid LAROI (No. 47) and “Rear View,” with Mariah The Scientist (No. 50) round out the crew. Plus, previous release “WTF,” featuring Nicki Minaj, rebounds 46-43 after having reached a No. 32 best.
“Big Truck” also debuts in the anchor slot of the Billboard Hot 100, and the No. 100 bow gives YoungBoy Never Broke Again a milestone 100th title on the flagship chart. He becomes the 13th – and youngest – artist to reach triple digits.