Rapper Logic released a new mixtape on March 9, “Bobby Tarantino II,” and it has debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It’s his second chart-topper in less than a year after “Everybody” started in the lead position in May 2017. This comes just two months after Logic competed at the Grammys for the first time. Do you think he’ll return to the Grammys next year?
This mixtape, a followup to his 2016 mixtape “Bobby Tarantino,” debuted on the chart with 119,000 equivalent album units, which are based on a combination of traditional album sales, individual track sales and online streams. It was mostly streams that powered the album to its number-one position as his album units only include 32,000 traditional sales.
Logic has company in the top-10 from a few other debuts. Fellow rapper Lil Yachty launched in second place with “Lil Boat 2” (64,000 equivalent units), followed closely by the legendary David Byrne at number-three with “American Utopia” (63,000 equivalent units). Byrne has been around for decades, and was previously the lead singer for the Talking Heads, but this is his first ever top-10 album. Another veteran act setting a career high is the rock band Judas Priest at number-five with “Firepower” (49,00 equivalent units), while “Both Sides of the Sky,” a new archival album from the late Jimi Hendrix, bows in eighth position (37,000 equivalent units).
“Bobby Tarantino II” comes not long after Logic celebrated his first-ever Grammy nominations. His suicide-prevention song “1-800-273-8255” (featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara) earned him a pair of nominations: Song of the Year and Best Music Video. So now that he’s had his awards breakthrough, do you think “Bobby Tarantino II” will earn him more recognition from the recording academy? Vote in our poll below.