NBA YOUNGBOY’S NECK AND NECK WITH TAYLOR SWIFT
Written by Nate Matthews on October 9, 2021
YoungBoy Never Broke Again has even more reason to celebrate his latest album Sincerely, Kentrell. After snatching the top spot on the Billboard 200 from Drakeover the weekend, the Baton Rouge rapper has made history by becoming the first (and only) Hip Hop artist to score a No. 1 album in each of the last three years.
Prior to Sincerely, Kentrell, NBA YoungBoy hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with AI YoungBoy 2 in 2019, followed by Top and 38 Baby 2 in 2020. The only other artist (of any genre) to achieve the same feat over the last three years is one of today’s biggest pop stars, Taylor Swift.
It’s an even more impressive feat considering Sincerely, Kentrell received very little promotion on YouTube, the platform where YoungBoy’s music traditionally performs well. Most of the album’s promo came from fans who spread the word on social media and even created memes around the rapper.
HipHopDX. “NBA Youngboy: Albums, Songs, News, and Videos.” HipHopDX, https://hiphopdx.com/artist/youngboy-never-broke-again.