Album lands at No. 1 during first weekend following July 10th release
Rapper Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album, the highly-anticipated Legends Never Die, is rocketing up the charts in the first weekend following its release – heading for a certain No. 1 chart debut in its opening week. In the three days following the official release (Monday, July 13th), 14 songs from the album currently occupy the Spotify Global Top 50.
The 21 track album, released Friday, July 10th, features special guest turns by artists including Marshmello on “Come & Go,” Trippie Redd on “Tell Me U Luv Me,” and Halsey on the newest single “Life’s A Mess.” Earlier this year, in April, the single “Righteous” was the first posthumous song released.
“We feel that this collection of 15 songs best represents the music Juice was in the process of creating,” the rapper’s estate shares social media. “The album shines a light on the collaborators that meant so much to Juice and deeply impacted his musical process. Juice dedicated his music to his fans and, now more than ever, we hope this album brings some reprieve to everyone during these unsettling times. Please join us in celebrating Juice’s life by enjoying this album. Juice’s legacy will live forever.”
“Legends Never Die is very touching proofs of Juice’s vulnerable, creative open heart and soul,” states Thomas Scherer, EVP, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles. “We all fight demons every day and his emotional sharing, listening to his lyrics can be healing and supporting us wherever we are emotionally at the moment in these unprecedented times. His first song ever on Soundcloud was titled ‘Forever’ – and Jarad and his music will live forever.”
Juice WRLD’s platinum-certified debut, Goodbye & Good Riddance, peaked in the Top 5 on the charts in the US. His follow-up Death Race For Love debuted at No. 1 in the US and has been certified gold and Future & Juice Wrld Present… WRLD ON DRUGS, a collaborative mixtape with rapper Future, debuted at No. 2 in the US.
The rapper died on December 8th from a seizure at 21 years old. Earlier this year, Juice’s mother, Carmela Wallace establishment of the Live Free 999 Fund which will receive additional support via Grade A and Interscope Records.
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