Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album Legends Never Die arrived on July 10, and it’s the biggest No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this year with 497,000 equivalent album units, Billboard reports. According to Juice WRLD’s representatives, Legends Never Die also marks the highest-charting posthumous LP to debut on the Billboard 200 since Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death and Tupac’s R U Still Down (both from 1997).
Juice WRLD’s new album is also the fourth biggest streaming debut ever behind Drake’s Scorpion, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys.
“The overwhelming love that millions of music fans clearly have for [Juice WRLD] reminds us how much his poetic words, creativity, and bright light continues to shine throughout the world,” Juice WRLD’s mom Carmela Wallace said in a statement. “This first collection of songs is a poignant reminder of his great artistic talent and emotional honesty. Music was his passion and recording gave him the outlet to share everything he was going through. In addition to his music, Jarad’s legacy will continue to provide help to young people through his Live Free 999 Foundation. We are incredibly grateful to the fans who continue to uplift him every single day and our hope is that his words touch your life in a way that helps you through any challenges you may be facing.”
Legends Never Die features songs with Halsey (“Life’s a Mess”), Trippie Redd (“Tell Me U Luv Me”), Marshmello (“Come & Go”), and more. In March 2019, Juice WRLD released Death Race for Love—his last studio album prior to his passing. His debut LP Goodbye & Good Riddance came out in 2018.
Juice WRLD died at the age of 21 in December 2019. Read “Remembering Juice WRLD, a Young Rapper Who Was Only Getting Started” over on the Pitch.