'Legends Never Die,' rapper Juice WRLD's posthumous album has opened with a bang, grabbing the top spot on the Billboard with sales hitting over 497,000 album-equivalent units for the week ending July 16. As reported by DailyMail , the rapper's album has also been able to secure the biggest album debut of 2020. The third studio album of the late rapper comes almost half a year after his demise. The young musician had passed away in December 2019 following a seizure, at the age of 21.
According to the report, the album has also become the fourth-largest streaming debut of all time with songs being streamed a whopping 422.63 million times in the week ending July 16. Born, Jarad Higgins, he was among the youngest breakout stars of the SoundCloud scene and was poised for an incredibly successful future. He came to the fore along with his peers like Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, and had a massive impact on the music industry with his 2018 single “Lucid Dreams,” which has nearly 1.3 billion plays on Spotify.
The late rapper was believed to have a great future ahead and had earned praise from leading stars like Eminem, Future, and Travis Scott at such a young age. He had had troubles with drug abuse and they also formed a big part of his lyrics. His death from an accidental overdose had shaken the music community and had left his fans grieving.
The massive success of this album, therefore, is a testament to the effect he had had on his fans with his music and it was only fitting that it was titled 'Legends Never Die.'