21 Savage scores top Billboard 200 album for second consecutive week

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21 Savage’s third solo LP, American Dream, will spend a second consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, as the opus logged 78,000 units this past week, good for another No. 1 finish.

The album’s tracks have also fared well on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for singles. All eligible tracks debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 last week during the album’s first week of release, with “Redrum” leading the way, maintaining a top 10 placement at No. 10 on the Hot Billboard 100.

At this weekend’s Grammy Awards, Savage will contend for six awards, including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album, stemming from his work with Drake on their joint 2022 album, Her Loss. The six 2024 nominations are the most that Savage, already a Grammy winner with “A Lot”, has tallied in a single year. A testament to his growth as both an artist and a star.

American Dream represents 21 Savage’s return to centerstage, following a five-year hiatus from releasing albums as a solo act. The 15-track opus sports features a who’s who of hip-hop elites, from Metro Boomin and Travis Scott to Young Thug and Lil Durk, as well as a handful of cross-genre stars, including Burna Boy and Summer Walker.

Savage’s impact continues to resonate beyond music, especially in his stateside home of Atlanta, where the rapper has resided for over 15 years. In December, the Fulton County Commissioner proclaimed December 10th “21 Savage Appreciation Day” in Fulton County. Savage was also awarded Atlanta’s Carry The Torch award by the city’s Young Democrats organization, an acknowledgment of Savage’s philanthropic efforts.

Buddy Iahn
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