If on Friday you struggled to use Apple Music or Spotify and found it would crash, there is a simple explanation for that: Juice WRLD’s posthumous album went live. Even though it has been out for just two days, it is already setting some huge stats and is on track to be the biggest music debut of 2020.
Aptly dubbed Legend Never Dies, the full-length feature is projected towards an opening of up to 440,000 album units, with projected on-demand audio streams expected to reach over 400 million according to HITS Daily. More stats reveals that in the first weekend of its release, the album earned over 73 million streams, the biggest Spotify debut of 2020, and claimed 20 of the top 25 slots on the U.S. chart alone.
Currently Lil Urzi Vert’s Eternal Atake holds the biggest streaming number of the year with 376 million streams according to the the music publication – Billboard believes the actual number is around the 400 million mark. The Weeknd holds the title for biggest debut of 2020 thus far with After Hours scoring a massive 444,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. If projections for Juice WRLD deliver, the newly-released project could smash that record.
Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins passed away in early December, 2019, following a seizure at Chicago Midway Airport. His last performance was at an Australian music festival, Spilt Milk, in Ballarat earlier that week.