Lil Uzi Vert Set to Make History as First Rap Act to Claim No. 1 on Billboard 200 In 2023
Renowned rapper Lil Uzi Vert is poised to achieve a groundbreaking feat as his highly-anticipated project, “Pink Tape,” is projected to dominate the Billboard 200 chart.
He will be the first rap act to top the chart in 2023. According to industry insiders at HITS Daily Double, the album is expected to generate over 165,000 album-equivalent units during its debut week, with approximately 3,800 pure album sales. This triumph will unseat Morgan Wallen’s chart-topping sensation, “One Day At A Time,” which has held the No. 1 position for a remarkable 15 non-consecutive weeks.
“Pink Tape” serves as the much-awaited successor to Lil Uzi Vert’s 2020 hit album, “Eternal Atake,” and was released through Generation Now and Atlantic Records. The project boasts an impressive lineup of guest appearances, including Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Bring Me the Horizon, Don Toliver, and Babymetal. Production duties were handled by renowned names such as Don Cannon, Cubeatz, WondaGurl, and many others. The album’s release was preceded by the unveiling of the single “Just Wanna Rock” in October 2022.
With the impending victory of “Pink Tape,” Lil Uzi Vert has made a promise to his fans. On July 4, the rapper took to Instagram Stories, sharing the album cover and writing, “Get this 2 number one and I will drop the album y’all really looking for.” Shortly after, he updated his Instagram bio to read, “Luv is Rage 3.”
This project marks the third installment in Lil Uzi Vert’s esteemed “Luv Is Rage” series (or the fourth if counting the 2017 EP, “Luv Is Rage 1.5”). The first installment, initially released as a mixtape in 2015, was followed by “Luv Is Rage 2” two years later, which debuted at No. 1 and sold over 135,000 album equivalent units. Notably, it also spawned Lil Uzi Vert’s sole diamond-certified single, “XO TOUR Llif3.”
While Lil Uzi Vert has yet to share the news with his vast Instagram following of 17.1 million, fans can revel in the brilliance of “Pink Tape” in the meantime.