By Rob Copsey
Juice WRLD’s posthumous album Legends Never Die lands straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
The third studio album by the US rapper and first posthumous project arrives just over seven months after his death at the age of 21. Legends Never Die racked up 22,500 chart sales this week, 97% of which came from streams.
Jade Bradshaw, Marketing Manager at Juice’s label Polydor, told OfficialCharts.com: “We are so happy to deliver a UK Number 1 album for Juice WRLD, for his family and for his legacy. Juice WRLD was, and always will be, a star.”
It’s the first posthumous album to top the Official UK Chart in almost three years, since George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 reissue in October 2017. The last posthumous Number 1 album of new material to reach Number 1 was Viola Beach’s self-titled debut in August 2016.
Three songs from Legends Never Die feature in this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 40: Come & Go with Marshmello (9), Life’s A Mess with Halsey (11), and Wishing Well (15). View Juice WRLD’s Official UK Chart history in full here.