$uicideboy$ Score First No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums With ‘New World Depression’

$uicideboy$ achieve their first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as the duo’s New World Depression rises from No. 2 to rule the list dated July 6. The set, released on G59 Records, launched in the runner-up spot last week with 66,000 equivalent album units, second to Don Toliver’s Hardstone Psycho, which premiered with 76,500 units. In the second-week race, Depression takes the title with 36,000 units (down 46%) while Psycho fell to 34,500 (down 55%).

Of New World Depression’s 36,000 units for its coronation week, 28,000 of the sum came from streaming activity, representing 38.6 million official on-demand U.S. streams of the album’s songs. Traditional album sales contributed 8,000 units, while a negligible amount of activity stemmed from track-equivalent sales activity. (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 its second-week advance to No. 1, New World Depression is the first album to climb into the top spot (as opposed to debuting there) since Metro Boomin’s Metro Boomin Presents: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse soundtrack also lifted 2-1 in its second chart week, in June 2023.

Elsewhere, New World Depression ascends to No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart, where it becomes the duo’s second champ, and slides 5-13 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

Thanks to New World Depression, $uicideboy$, comprised of cousins Scrim (Scott Arceneaux Jr.) and Ruby da Cherry (Aristos Petrou), capture their first Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums leader with their eighth appearance. The pair first visited the chart with their Radical $uicide EP, which reached No. 17 in 2016. Before Depression, their best showing came through Sing Me a Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2022.

Nine cuts from New World Depression have landed on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, led by “The Thin Grey Line, which reached a No. 20 high last week. Here’s a look at the album tracks’ peak performance on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:

No. 20, “The Thin Grey Line”
No. 25, “Burgundy”
No. 26, “Us vs. Them”
No. 27, “Thorns”
No. 31, “Lone Wolf Hysteria”
No. 32, “Misery in Waking Hours”
No. 33, “Are You Going to See the Rose in the Vase, or the Dust on the Table”
No. 36, “Mental Clarity Is a Luxury I Can’t Afford”
No. 46, “The Light at the End of the Tunnel is $9.99 a Month”

Adding to the album era’s breakthroughs $uicideboys$ earned their first career Billboard Hot 100 hit when “Us vs. Them” reached the chart in May at No. 96. Since then, they’ve collected three more: “The Thin Grey Line” (No. 71), “Burgundy” (No. 86) and “Thorns” (No. 91).

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