Will NBA YoungBoy beat Drake for No 1 album? Fans say 'let numbers talk'
Drake’s sixth album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ aka ‘CLB’ is holding the number one position on the Billboard 200 chart for the last two weeks. However, the Toronto hip-hop heavyweight might not have it easy in the third week as NBA YoungBoy’s third studio album called ‘Sincerely, Kentrell’ is here to make the rap icon sweat.
NBA YoungBoy, who is currently behind the bars over gun violations, had dropped his latest project on Friday, September 24, and looking at the projections it seems the 21-year-old rapper might give a tough time to Drake’s new full-length album. Kanye, on the other hand, is currently sitting at the second spot with his 10th studio effort ‘Donda’. With YoungBoy expected to make a splash on the charts, ‘Donda’ might slip to the third position.
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Will NBA YoungBoy’s ‘Sincerely, Kentrell’ dethrone Drake’s ‘CLB’?
NBA YoungBoy, who also goes by the name of YoungBoy Never Broke Again, did not even get to promote his album as he is currently held in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana without bond. He is also one of the few young rappers who enjoy a massive fan following. While drake made a new record by selling 500K units in one week, YoungBoy’s first-week projections are also in and they surely look promising.
The ‘Make No Sense’ hitmaker might have the biggest debut as according to HitsDailyDouble, the young hip-hop artist is currently on pace to move 135K-155K in its first week and he might end up breaking Drake’s three-week streak on the 200 charts, as reported by Hot New Hip Hop. A big chunk of NBA YoungBoy’s sales are coming from the streaming platforms. In fact, on Apple Music, his album was placed on top as Drake’s ‘CLB’ slipped to the second spot. The sales number will certainly witness a sharp rise as it has only been a day since the Louisiana rapper’s album got released. Speaking on similar lines, Cash Money Records’ boss Birdman had recently said, “I think NBA YoungBoy might be the biggest rapper. Ain't no n***a gone be bigger than NBA YoungBoy, numbers don't lie, he's the biggest YouTube artist and he behind the wall."
The renowned rap star is trying his best to get out of the jail after getting arrested in an operation the cops have apparently named ‘Operation Never Free Again’. NBA YoungBoy was charged with a felony in possession of a firearm that was not registered to his name. The gun violation case is of September 2020 when 16 people were arrested during a video shoot. In order to taste freedom, NBA YoungBoy recently tried to pay his original $540K bond but was unfortunately denied by a Judge as the latter labeled the rapper as a danger to the community.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again's 'Sincerely, Kentrell' aiming for #1 debut on the US albums chart with 135-155K units first week (via @HITSDD).— chart data (@chartdata) September 25, 2021
‘YoungBoy really bout outsell Drake’, claims Twitter
Social media users got into a heated debate as few extended their support to Drake while others showed their loyalty to YoungBoy. One fan claimed, “Youngboy really bout outsell drake.” Whereas, another posted, “Nba YoungBoy album cool, but I ont think it’s better than Drake album.” One person tweeted, “NBA Youngboy album streamed more than Drake’s and Kanye’s... and he been in jail. Not even out to promote it. I didnt realize he was that big.” The next one added, “The drake fanboys are fighting back hard, youngboy fans unite and take down this vermin they call drizzy and his mid album called certified mid boy.”
Meanwhile, one user asserted, “Drake and YoungBoy best rapper of all time and it’s not an opinion it’s strictly facts so smd b****h let the numbers do the talkin lol lol.” And, one person shared, “Youngboy not even 21 years old n ppl sayin he won’t ever be better than drake lmaoooo.” While, one on Twitter concluded, “As far as numbers are concerned, NBA Youngboy will surpass Drake. And Its crazy to even think that.” A few others took to Instagram where one fan said, “Bro is not even promoting his album anywhere yet still competing with one of the biggest artists in the world.” Another added, “DONDA better then both.” Whereas, one user stated, “Drake isn't a criminal so he automatically wins no matter what.” And, the next one claimed, “Youngboy is better. No disrespect to drake but YB betta.”
Youngboy really bout outsell drake— stayactive (@1wh33l) September 26, 2021
Nba YoungBoy album cool, but I ont think it’s better than Drake album— remy. (@1raebabe) September 26, 2021
NBA Youngboy album streamed more than Drake’s and Kanye’s... and he been in jail. Not even out to promote it— DEV (@RealDevinDinero) September 25, 2021
I didnt realize he was that big
THE DRAKE FANBOYS ARE FIGHTING BACK HARD, YOUNGBOY FANS UNITE AND TAKE DOWN THIS VERMIN THEY CALL DRIZZY AND HIS MID ALBUM CALLED CERTIFIED MID BOY pic.twitter.com/OfwIwgMpkV— voidYT (@voidYT16) September 26, 2021
drake and young boy best rapper of all time and it’s not an opinion it’s strictly facts so smd bitch let the numbers do the talkin lol lol— sac (@sacc1108_) September 26, 2021
Youngboy not even 21 years old n ppl sayin he won’t ever be better than drake lmaoooo— YBG🖤 (@1YoungBG) September 26, 2021
As far as numbers are concerned, NBA Youngboy will surpass Drake. And Its crazy to even think that.— Elliott Mittons (@Corporate_el) September 25, 2021