Metro Boomin’s sophomore album “Heroes And Villains” debuts atop the Billboard 200.
The 15-track album earned a total of 185,000 equivalent album units in its opening week, surpassing earlier projections of 140k-152k.
The breakdown by MRC showed the producer earning 179,000 SEA Units, which included 233.38 million on-demand song streams, 5,000 pure album sales, and 1,000 TEA units.
Released December 1, with features from 21 Savage, A$AP Rocky, John Legend, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Takeoff, Gunna, The Weeknd, Young Nudy and Mustapha— Heroes And Villains is the St. Louis native’s second chart topping album of his solo career, and third in total. His 2018 debut album “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” opened at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 99,000 equivalent album units.
The album knocks Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” to No. 2 after a nonconsecutive five-week run at No. 1 with 143,000 equivalent album units. Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss,” sits at No. 3 with 78,000 units (down 16%).
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 are Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” at No. 4, Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” at No. 6, Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” at No. 7, The Weeknd’s “The Highlights” at No. 8, Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” at No. 9 and Mariah Carey’s 1994 album “Merry Christmas” at No. 10.
Having produced hits such as “Tuesday” by iLoveMakonnen and Drake, “Bad and Boujie by Migos,” Future and Drake’s “Jumpman,” and many more, Metro Boomin remains a household name in hip hop. The 29-year-old mourned his mother earlier this year and has launched the ‘Single Moms Are Superheroes’ initiative in honor of her life.
The outreach program created in partnership with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation provides financial assistance, community resources, and access to family programming for single mothers in the greater Metro Atlanta area where Metro Boomin is now based.