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Ranking Playboi Carti’s First Week Album Sales

Ever since he broke through into the mainstream in 2017, Playboi Carti’s star continues to shine brighter and brighter with each passing year.

With the release of his eponymous third mixtape, which featured the successful singles: “Magnolia” and “Woke Up Like This,” Carti has become a recurring presence on playlists and charts every year, and in the process has solidified his position as one of the most creative and best rappers right now .

From his debut album, Die Lit , to his latest release 2020’s Whole Lotta Red , we take a look at the rankings of Playboi Carti’s first week album sales.

Playboi Carti – first week album sales

Ranking Playboi Carti First Week Album Sales

Released: April 14, 2017

Label: AWGE, Interscope

First week album sales: 28,000

Billboard 200 position: 12

Singles: “Lookin'”, “Woke Up Like This”, “Magnolia”

Features: Lil Uzi Vert, ASAP Rocky, and Leven Kali.

Playboi Carti’s self-titled album released in 2017, was immediately received with critical acclaim. The album featured hits like “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*” which helped to establish Carti as a force to be reckoned with in the rap world. The album’s unique sound, blending trap beats with autotune-laden vocals, helped to set it apart from other releases in the genre and solidified Carti’s status as a trendsetter.

Die Lit – first week album sales

Ranking Playboi Carti First Week Album Sales Die Lit

Released: May 11, 2018

Label: AWGE, Interscope

First week album sales: 61,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: N/A

Features: Skepta, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Pi’erre Bourne, Nicki Minaj, Bryson Tiller, Chief Keef, Gunna, Red Coldhearted, Young Thug, and Young Nudy.

Released in 2018, Playboi Carti’s sophomore album Die Lit marked a significant evolution in his sound. Featuring a more experimental and diverse sound that incorporated elements of punk, trap, and pop into the rapper’s signature style, the project cemented Cari as one of the most exciting young artists in the rap game. Featuring guest appearances from hip hop royalty like Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, Die Lit also marked a significant increase in Carti’s commercial appeal, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200.

Whole Lotta Red – first week album sales

Ranking Playboi Carti First Week Album Sales Whole

Released: December 25, 2020

Label: AWGE, Interscope

First week album sales: 100,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “@ Meh”

Features: Future, Kanye West, and Kid Cudi.

With his last two albums building upon Playboi Carti’s natural star power, Whole Lotta Red was as highly-anticipated as you could get for a young rapper in today’s world. Featuring a more aggressive and intense sound than Carti’s previous releases, with tracks like “F33l Lik3 Dyin” and “Over” showcasing his raw energy and raw talent, the album also featured appearances from Future, Kanye and Kid Cudi.

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