The album “Skins,” a posthumous release from XXXTentacion debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts this week. It’s the first release for the late hip-hop star who was murdered in June of this year.
According to NME’s report, XXXTentacion’s “Skins” sold 132,000 album units for its debut week. A total of 52,000 of those were traditional copies. It’s the third studio album that was created by the hip-hop star and has a total of 10 songs. Only one guest appears on the album, as Kanye West is featured on the song “One Minute.”
XXXTentacion’s death in June shocked many of his fans as he was shot and killed as he tried to leave a Broward County motorcycle dealership in Florida. Reportedly, two masked gunmen went up to his car and shot him and then left with $50,000 in a Louis Vuitton bag. The rapper was 20-years-old at the time.
In addition to his posthumous release, he also appears as a featured artist on the new soundtrack for the “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” movie. The late rapper appears on the track “Scared of the Dark” by artists Lil Wayne and Ty Dolla $ign. As of this report, the soundtrack is No. 1 on the iTunes album charts.
At the No. 2 spot on the latest Billboard 200 album chart is “Championships” by hip-hop star Meek Mill. Michael Buble’s “Christmas” is in the third spot with “A Star is Born” soundtrack taking fourth. Rounding out the top five is another new hip-hop album, “Evil Genius” by Gucci Mane.
On the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, XXXTentacion’s “Bad!” is currently sitting at No. 33 overall. However, the late hip-hop star has a total of 10 entries on the charts as a number of his album’s songs appear on the list. In addition “Arms Around You” featuring Lil Pump, Maluma and Swae Lee is there at the No. 57 spot.
For the next week’s chart, albums from Kodak Black, Method Man, and the aforementioned “Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack will be among those vying for spots on the Billboard 200. However, it’s entirely possible that XXXTentaction’s posthumous “Skins” will continue to rule as the year 2018 closes.