The 22-track set was released on April 23 via CMG/N-Less/Interscope and earned 110,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 29, according to MRC Data. Nearly all of that total is powered by streaming activity.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new May 8, 2021-dated chart (where A Gangsta’s Pain debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on May 4. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.Artists MentionedEric ChurchMoneybagg Yo
Of A Gangsta’s Pain’s 110,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending April 29, SEA units comprise 106,000 (equaling 147.4 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 4,000 and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. The set was previewed by the top 20-charting Hot Rap Songs hits “Time Today” and “Hard for the Next,” the latter with Future.
Moneybagg Yo first hit the Billboard 200 in 2017 with Heartless, which peaked at No. 177. He’s been prolific on the chart since, as A Gangsta’s Pain is his 11th charting effort, and ninth album to reach the top 25. Pain is his fifth top 10 album overall, and fourth consecutive top 10, following Code Red (No. 6 in 2020, with Blac Youngsta), Time Served (No. 3, 2020) and 43VA Heartless (No. 4, 2019). He got his first top 10 with 2017’s Federal 3X (No. 5).