Brent Faiyaz returns to the top five on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as Larger Than Life opens at No. 4 on the list dated Nov. 11. The surprise album, released on Oct. 27 with only one day’s notice, also launches six songs onto the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Larger Than Life, released through ISO Supremacy/UnitedMasters, starts with 42,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Luminate. Nearly all of that sum (41,000 units) is from streaming activity, equal to 54.1 million official audio and video streams of the album’s songs. Just under 1,000 units are in traditional album sales, with the remaining balance from track-equivalent album units. (One unit equals the following levels of consumption: one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)
With Larger Than Life, Brent Faiyaz snags his second top five appearance on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. His prior effort, Wasteland, debuted at No. 1 and led the list for a week in July 2022. The set has remained a steady presence; on the latest chart, it rebounds 41-39 in its 69th week on the list.
Elsewhere, Larger Than Life begins at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart, where it marks Faiyaz’s third time in the top two spots. In addition to Wasteland’s one week in charge, his Fuck the World EP debuted and peaked in the runner-up slot in February 2020. On the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, Larger Than Life launches at No. 11.
As Larger Than Life hits the charts, six of its tracks debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Outside All Night,” featuring A$AP Rocky and N3WYRKL, is the top starter, at No. 26, fueled by its status as the most-streamed Larger Than Life cut for the week (5.2 million clicks). In addition to the new arrivals, two previously released tunes – “WY@” and “Moment of Your Life,” featuring Coco Jones – re-enter the list. Here’s a full recap of the singer’s placements on this week’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart:
- No. 26, “Outside All Night,” featuring A$AP Rocky & N3WYRKL
- No. 31, “Last One Left,” featuring Missy Elliott & Lil Gray
- No. 33, “Upset,” featuring Tommy Richman & FELIX
- No. 35, “Forever Yours”
- No. 36, “Moment of Your Life,” featuring Coco Jones
- No. 39, “WY@”
- No. 41, “Best Time”
- No. 48, “Tim’s Intro”
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