The posthumous release from the Chicago artist moved roughly 162,000 total album equivalent units in its second week following a massive debut week that saw Juice move over 497,000 units, the highest total for a first-week debut in 2020 so far.
“The overwhelming love that millions of music fans clearly have for Jarad reminds us how much his poetic words, creativity, and bright light continues to shine throughout the world,” Juice’s mother Carmela Wallace and record label Grade A said in a statement. “This first collection of songs is a poignant reminder of his great artistic talent and emotional honesty. Music was his passion and recording gave him the outlet to share everything he was going through.”
Posthumous releases own the top two spots on the Billboard 200 chart. Following Juice is Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, which sits at No. 2 on the chart with approximately 138,000 total album equivalent units. Pop’s debut effort saw a boost following the release of the deluxe version of Shoot For The Stars on July 20.
Elsewhere on the chart, Lil Baby‘s My Turn sits at No. 5 with over 57,000 units earned, Jhené Aiko‘s Chilombo made a huge leap back into the Top 10 as it sold around 50,000 equivalent units, an album HipHopDX tapped as one of the Best R&B Albums of 2020 so far.
The success of the album’s mammoth first week propelled five of the songs from the project to land in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Come & Go” which sits at No. 2. Hear Juice’s chart-topper below.