Yung Bleu’s ‘Moon Boy’ soars to #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart

The project also debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on the Rolling Stone 200.

With the release of his debut studio album, ‘Moon Boy’, multiplatinum musician Yung Bleu achieved his first career number one album on the Billboard Independent Albums chart on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

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The critically lauded album, which was released on July 23, landed in the Top 5 on numerous Billboard charts, including R&B Albums (number two), R&B / Hip-Hop Albums (number three), and Digital Albums (number five), solidifying Bleu’s meteoric rise over the previous year.

Bleu’s debut album featured an unparalleled number of celebrity collaborations, including John Legend, HER, Kehlani, Big Sean, Davido, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, and Moneybagg Yo, to name a few.

Moon Boy is Bleu’s first new project since Love Scars: The Five Stages of Emotions in 2020. After the release of his breakout song, ‘You’re Mines Still’ featuring Drake, which recently gained RIAA platinum certification after reaching number one on urban radio and peaking at number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100, the Alabama native’s profile surged. Bleu’s music has amassed over 1 billion views across all platforms.

Bleu recently announced his upcoming North American ‘Moon Boy Tour’, a 38-date cross-country trek that kicks off on August 26, 2021, in Minneapolis and includes stops in major cities such as Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, and more.

 

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Written by Ralph Okobz

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