Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album Legends Never Die arrived on July 10 has made the title a reality. The 21-year-old rapper who died days after celebrating his 21st birthday has made history. The latest album of the Chicago artist is the biggest posthumous chart debut after albums by Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.
Billboard reports that the posthumous album of Juice WRLD – Legend Never Die – is the biggest #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this year with 497,000 equivalent album units. According to the representative of Juice WRLD, the latest album has made history as it marks the highest-charting posthumous LP to debut on the Billboard 200. It is now leading the post which was carried by Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death and Tupac’s R U Still Down (both from 1997) for a long time.
The latest album is also on the fourth spot as the biggest streaming debut ever behind Drake’s Scorpion, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys.
Juice WRLD’s Mom thanked fans for ‘overwhelming love’
Talking about the successes the posthumous album has bagged, Juice WRLD’s mom Carmela Wallace said that ‘overwhelming love’ for Juice WRLD by his fans reminds us that ‘his poetic words, creativity, and bright light’ shines brightly all over the world. She said the latest album is a reminder of his ‘great artistic talent and emotional honesty’. she further added that recordings ‘gave him the outlet to share everything he was going through’ while saying that music was his passion.
Juice WRLD’ mom also thanked fans for their love and support and said, “We are incredibly grateful to the fans who continue to uplift him every single day,” in the statement. She concluded the statement with hope, “[Juice WRLD’s] words touch your life in a way that helps you through any challenges you may be facing.”
Juice WRLD Died on December 8, 2019
Born as Jarad Anthony Higgins, The young Chicago artist Juice WRLD who has just started flying died in December 2019, days removed from celebrating his 21st birthday. At this young age, the rapper just started to master the world around him. He had the potential to wed the sounds of influences like Billy Idol and Chief Keef and create something entirely different. He could become an exceptional songwriter by jointing an airy melody with lyrics about heartbreak or drugs and could shock the world. The ‘Can’t Die’ singer left this world on December 8, 2019, six days later his 21st birthday.
Legends Never Die features Halsey and Marshmello
The 21 songs collection from Anxiety to Juice WRLD Speaks from Heaven, features songs with Halsey (“Life’s a Mess”), Trippie Redd (“Tell Me U Luv Me”), Marshmello (“Come & Go”), and more. Death Race for Love was the last studio album prior to his sudden passing. Juice WRLD debuted with LP Goodbye & Good Riddance which was released in 2018.