Lil Baby & Gunna make their collaborative debut.
After finally delivering on their collaborative Drip Harder album, Lil Baby and Gunna have officially entered the Billboard 200 album chart as a unit, debuting at No. 4 after pushing 130,000 units, with 121,000 of those units unsurprisingly being attributed to streaming. This translates to 164.63 million on-demand audio streams for the album's tracks, making it the most streamed album of the week, and making it the second top 10 project for Lil Baby while christening the first for Gunna.
While it's an impressive outing for the two Atlanta emcees, Drip Harder was met with a wave of mixed reviews as some listeners couldn't quite garner the same enthusiasm experienced through previous collaborations like the duo's "Sold Out Dates" track and "Drip Too Hard" single. Nevertheless, a top 5 album is nothing to sneeze at, especially when it's coming from two friends putting on for the South.
The duo trails directly behind Lil Wayne's Carter V, which goes from No.1 to No. 3 in its second week, dropping down 72 percent after pushing 135,000 total units. Above Wayne, you'll find Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born soundtrack and twenty one pilots' Trench at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
In the case of A Star Is Born, we now have the third chart-topping soundtrack of the year as the Black Panther album and The Greatest Showman soundtrack both claimed No. 1 earlier in the year. It also makes Lady Gaga the woman with the most No. 1 albums this decade, surpassing Taylor Swift.
After Baby and Gunna, you can find Eric Church's Desperate Man debuting at No. 5 while Steve Perry's Traces earns the singer a slot at No. 6. At No. 7, you'll find a debut from KING & COUNTRY for Burn The Ships.