NAV’s ‘Demons’ Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart – Billboard
NAV collects its third No. 1 on BillboardRanking of the best R&B/Hip-Hop albums by Demons protected by angels debuts in the top spot on the September 24 leaderboard. The set begins with 67,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending September 15, according to Luminate.
Of the starting sum of 67,000 units, 45,000 units come from streaming-equivalent album units, which equates to 60.1 million official on-demand streams of the songs on the album. 20,000 units come from traditional album sales, with the rest coming from track-equivalent album units. (One unit equals the following consumption levels: one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 official paid/online audio and video streams. on-demand subscription for one song from the album.)
demons gives the rapper his third R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Champion. He reigned before with Bad habits (2019) and Good intentions (2020). Overall, the new leader brings NAV’s streak of consecutive top 10 projects to six. The race started with Perfect timing (No. 7) in 2017, and continued with Reckless (No. 5, 2018), Bad habits, good intentions, Tsunami emergency (N°4, 2020) and now demons.
Somewhere else, demons debuted at No. 1 on Top Rap Albums, also achieving NAV’s third peak there, and opened at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 All Genres.
Alongside the album’s entry, the set’s single, “Never Sleep,” featuring Travis Scott and Lil Baby, rallies 40-22 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, approaching its No.19’s heyday since his first frame. It wins the Weekly Streaming Gainer award after a 60% increase to 6.8 million official on-demand streams in the week ending September 15, from 4.2 million the previous week.
three more demons cuts generate enough activity to hit the 50 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: “One Time,” featuring Don Toliver featuring Future (#37), “Dead Shot,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert ( #39) and “Playa,” featuring Gunna (#49). The new trio brings NAV to 17 career chart appearances since their debut, “Some Way,” featuring The Weeknd, landed in 2017.