MEEK MILL’S ‘EXPENSIVE PAIN’ LANDS AT NO. 3 ON BILLBOARD 200 DESPITE AKADEMIKS’ ‘FLOP’ CLAIM
Written by Nate Matthews on October 14, 2021
Meek Mill can attest to one particular feat — he’s always good for a high Billboard 200 chart debut.
According to HitsDailyDouble, the Dream Chasers rapper’s fifth studio effort debuted at No. 3 on the chart with an estimated 93,000 total album-equivalent units earned. The sales mark earned Meek his fifth consecutive Top 3 debut after 2018’s Championshipsdebuted at No. 1.
In all, each of Meek’s four previous albums has at least been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Since 2012, he’s earned gold or platinum plaques for Dreams and Nightmares, Dreams Worth More Than Money, Wins & Losses and Championships.
Bolstered by the singles “Flamerz Flow”, “Sharing Locations” and “Blue Notes 2,” Meek’s new album is set to be celebrated in a massive concert in New York later this month featuring Lil Baby and Lil Uzi Vert.
Caldwell, Brandon. “Meek Mill’s ‘Expensive Pain’ Lands at No. 3 on Billboard 200 despite Akademiks’ ‘Flop’ Claim.” HipHopDX, HipHopDX, 11 Oct. 2021, https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.65094/title.meek-mill-expensive-pain-lands-at-no-3-on-billboard-200-despite-akademiks-flop-claim.