Lil Durk put forth a banner 2020 and took his artistry to another level in the process by banking his first Grammy nomination, releasing two projects and numerous standout features. With just one day of sales last week, Durk’s surprise The Voice album debuted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 and should earn a loftier position with a full week of sales coming up.
If a venue is planning on booking the Chicago native for a show in 2021, the price definitely went up since the start of this year and Durk is expecting a hefty six-figure check every show while proclaiming his top-three status.
“I need 200k a show now smurk top 3 out here,” he confidently stated on Twitter.
I need 200k a show now smurk top 3 out here ….
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) December 30, 2020
With all of the victories, Durk suffered the terrible loss of his OTF affiliate King Von, who was killed outside an Atlanta hookah lounge on November 6. The Voice serves as Durk’s project of the year behind Just Cause Y’all Waited 2.
According to Akademiks, Durk sold 23,000 album-equivalent units in one day, which accounts for his first week total since he dropped on a Thursday, but 6ix9ine didn’t seem to grasp that when dissing Durk’s sales.
“Nuski and Von died for this???? @lil durk,” 6ix9ine commented on the post with a series of laughing emojis.
Akademiks further mentioned The Voice is expected to command about 55,000 album-equivalent units in its first full week on the charts, which would beat out 6ix9ine’s Tattletales debut by a narrow margin from earlier this year. The polarizing Brooklyn rapper’s comeback album disappointed in sales with 54,000 album-equivalent units and a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200.
“Trenches behind me, that’s all I need. I did 23k in 1 day not the first week cap,” Durk responded with an Instagram Story on Tuesday (December 29).
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