NAV Debuts Another No. 1 Album on Billboard, Solidifying Hottest Brown Boy Status


NAV is at No. 1. The Toronto artist’s Good Intentions album sits at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, despite intense competition from the likes of Kehlani and Lil Durk.

Driven by merchandise/album bundles sold via NAV’s official webstore, the album earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 14, per Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that, the album earned 84.8 million on-demand streams. Good Intentions follows NAV’s 2019 release Bad Habits, which launched with 82,000 units earned.

On the final day of album tracking, NAV’s webstore had 100 different merchandise/album bundles available that were tied to his Good Intentions album as well as 18 different physical format/digital album offerings. The move pushed initial forecasts for the album, which sat at 80,000 units earned to north of 100,000.

It’s XO Records second No. 1 of the year following label head The Weeknd’s After Hours, which debuted with 444,000 album units.

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