Joey Bada$$' new album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, released on April 7, will debut at No. 5 on this week's Billboard 200 chart, selling 47,635 SPS (sales plus streaming) units, of which 23,813 are pure sales.
Released independently by Cinematic Music Group, A.A.B.A. sold approximately 10k fewer first-week units than B4.DA.$$ (57,694), the Pro Era emcee's 2015 debut.
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While Joey's popularity has grown considerably over the past two years, thanks, in part, to a crossover hit single and his foray into Hollywood, and despite a sharp rise in the popularity of streaming services in the United States over the past 28 months, A.A.B.A.'s lower first-week sales total is likely the result of the album springing an unfortunate leak seven days prior to its official release date.
"This is my last physical and I hope you still support me Friday," tweeted Joey on April 2. Considering the high praise and acclaim the album has already received—A.A.B.A. currently has a Metacritic score of 76, the highest of his career—it's surprising more fans didn't heed his request.