Lil Uzi Vert Pink Tape Is The First Number One Rap Album of 2023

The Lil Uzi Vert Pink Tape album earned 167,000 equivalent album units in the U.S.

After a seven month drought, the release of the Lil Uzi Vert Pink Tape album brought the hip-hop and rap genre back in the game for 2023. A hip-hop/rap album hadn’t topped the charts this late into the year for the first time in 30 years. Now, that streak has ended thanks to Uzi.

With the Lil Uzi Vert Pink Tape LP, which was published on June 30, Uzi is now in the number one position this week on the Billboard 200 list. The Philadelphia native debuts back at No. 1 for a third time in his career with this album’s release. He previously held the top spot with the songs “Luv Is Rage 2” from 2017 and “Eternal Atake” from 2020.

Pink Tape marks the first time in 2023 that a rap album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, ending the longest gap in a calendar year since 1993 for the rap genre to hold that position. A rap album didn’t debut at No. 1 on the list that year until Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday, which debuted on August 7, 1993.

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Pink Tape is also the first rap album to top the Billboard 200 list since Metro Boomin‘s Heroes & Villains spent one week at the top of the chart on December 17, 2022. The 29-week gap between Metro and Uzi is the longest the Billboard 200 has gone without a rap album at No. 1 since 1992-93.

The 2023 number one rap album first released on Sunday, June 30 and features Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, BABYMETAL, Snow Strippers, Bring Me The Horizon, and Don Toliver. The 26-track album includes the popular song “Just Wanna Rock” which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

Stream the full Lil Uzi Vert Pink Tape album below.

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