The Estate of Dayvon “King Von” Bennett released the late rapper’s posthumous album, What It Means To Be King, on March 4. The 19-track project debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 rankings.
What It Means to Be King landed at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 59,000 equivalent album units. This is King Von’s second Top 10 entry following 2020’s Welcome to O’Block peaking at #5 following the Chicago native’s death.
Of the 59,000 first-week units for What It Means To Be King, around 55,000 units came from 79 million on-demand streams. Official album sales made up the additional 4,000 units.
King featured Lil Durk, G Herbo, 21 Savage, Fivio Foreign, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Durk, Tee Grizzley, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Dreezy, Boss Top, DqFrmDaO, and OMB Peezy. The album dropped via Durk’s Only The Family label and Empire.
Welcome to O’Block debuted at #13 on the Billboard 200 chart. King Von’s first studio LP jumped to #5 in its second week after the 26-year-old rhymer was murdered in Atlanta on November 6, 2020.
Elsewhere on the latest Billboard 200, Encanto (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) remained at #1 for a ninth non-consecutive week (72,500 units). Kodak Black’s Back for Everything fell two spots to #4 (37,000 units).
Gunna’s former #1, DS4Ever, dropped one position to #5 (34,000 units). The Weeknd’s The Highlights slipped to #6 (33,000 units), while Drake’s Certified Lover Boy skid to #8 (31,000 units).
Doja Cat’s Planet Her rose from one position to #9 (30,000 units). The debuting Better Than You by DaBaby and YoungBoy Never Broke Again started at #10 with 28,500 first-week units.