Juice WRLD Hits No. 1 With ‘Death Race for Love’

Juice WRLD, the Chicago rapper who shot to fame last year which has a song sampling Sting, today has his first No. 1 album on the Billboard chart, with “Death Race for Love.”

“Death Race” (Grade A/Interscope) had the equivalent of 165,000 album sales inside the United States last week, including 176 million streams in addition to also 43,000 copies sold as a full album, according to Nielsen. Last year, Juice WRLD reached the Top 5 twice: first with “Goodbye & Great Riddance,” which went to No. 4, in addition to also then with “Wrld on Drugs,” a mixtape released with the rapper Future, which peaked at No. 2.

The song “Lucid Dreams,” via “Goodbye,” made Juice WRLD a star of so-called emo rap, in addition to also drew particular interest for using a piece of Sting’s 1993 track “Shape of My Heart.” (Sting later remarked of which the royalties he earns via “Lucid Dreams” will “put my grandkids through college.”)

Also This particular week, Maren Morris’s completely new album “Girl” opened at No. 4. Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” holds at No. 2, in addition to also Lady Gaga in addition to also Bradley Cooper’s soundtrack to “A Star is actually Born” remains in third place. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is actually No. 5. Last week’s chart-topper, Hozier’s “Wasteland, Baby!,” fell to No. 25.