DaBaby Scores His First No. 1 Album With ‘Kirk’

Plus, Kevin Gates makes the Top 10.

(AllHipHop News) DaBaby now has a Number One album in his discography. After scoring a Top 10 entry with Baby on Baby earlier this year, the Hip Hop rookie of the year contender’s latest set, Kirk, landed atop the Billboard 200.

Kirk opened with 145,000 first-week album units. That total was enough to end Post Malone’s three-week reign at the pinnacle of the chart with Hollywood’s Bleeding (124,000 units).

In addition, DaBaby sits at #5 on the list of biggest streaming debuts of 2019 with  182 million streams. Kirk only trails Hollywood’s Bleeding (365 million), Ariana Grande’s thank u, next (307 million), Taylor Swift’s Lover (226 million), and Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (194 million).

Kevin Gates also premiered in the Top 10 this week. His I’m Him project charted at #4 with 70,000 units. The rest of the region includes Young Thug’s So Much Fun (#8), Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You (#9), and Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca (#10).