Lil Baby has risen to the top of the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album, My Turn, just days after a shooting derailed his concert in Alabama.
On Saturday night, one person was shot while Baby was performing at the Bill Harris Arena in West Birmingham, Alabama. They were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to WBRC 6 in Birmingham. You can hear gunshots and people screaming and running away in the video below.
Per TMZ, there was some kind of initial altercation that led to the shooting. DJ Akademiks also chimed in with a a different video and what he had heard about the incident. “Someone snuck on stage while he was performing and got into a fight n shots rang out,” he wrote.
No arrests have been made so far. Let's hope that the person who was injured comes out alright. 🙏
On the flip side, Billboard reported that Baby's My Turn achieved the best streaming week for an album released in 2020 with roughly 262 million on-demand streams.
No album has achieved this many streams in its first week since Post Malone's Hollywood Bleeding, which garnered 365.3 million in Sept. 2019. 😮
As of March 5, My Turn earned a total of 195,000 equivalent album units in the U.S, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Units are comprised of album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
With his second studio album, Baby has secured his first No. 1 debut and his best week ever in terms of units pushed. Drip Harder, his collaborative project with Gunna, set the previous high benchmark with 130,000 units earned.
Coming in second place on the Billboard 200 was Bad Bunny's YHLQMDLG, bringing in 179,000 equivalent album units. It's a historic position, as YHLQMDLG (short for “Yo hago lo que me de la gana,” which translates to “I do whatever I want”) is now the highest-charting all-Spanish-language album ever.
G Herbo was another big name to achieve a career first. His album PTSD hit No. 7 on the Billboard 200. With features from A Boogie wit Da Hoodie, Polo G, Chance the Rapper, 21 Savage and the late Juice WRLD, PTSD marks the first time the Chicago artist has earned a top 10 album.
His previous peak was No. 15 in 2018, coming via the Southside-produced Still Swervin.