Divisive singer/rapper XXXTENTACION nabs his first Billboard 200 #1 with second studio album, ?, with 131,000 equivalent album units earned in it's first week. Lead single "Sad!" debuted two weeks back at #17, his highest-charting single to date.
The album itself is finds its footing in hip-hop, but makes sure to build upon X's versatility by having tracks dabble in folk rock, dancehall-pop, boom bap, and hardcore.
Unlike his first album, 17, which sported Trippie Redd only, X invites more guests to join his LP roster. This time around, Joey Bada$$$, PnB Rock, and even Blink-182's Travis Barker find themselves as features, among others, for this eclectic project.
According to Nielsen Music, 20,000 of ?'s album units were traditional album sales and 5,000 track equivalent album (TEA) units. However, X would have still debuted at #1 with its streaming equivalent album (SEA) units alone. ? sports the second-largest streaming week for an album in 2018, behind Migos’ Culture II, with 150,000 units.
X has been shrouded in controversy since youth and lathered in negative-press since he blew up on Soundcloud after a string of more-than-negative stints last year. Between a string of charges including home invasion, robbery, aggravated battery and domestic abuse, X's drama came to forefront in early 2017, when he accused Drake of stealing his "Look at Me!" flow on More Life's "KMT". However, since catching on with his debut album, X has been changing his tune while the legal system figures out how he should pay his dues to society.