YoungBoy Never Broke Again Ties E-40 for Third Most Top 10s on Rap Albums Chart

The prolific YoungBoy Never Broke Again already captures his first top 10 album of 2023 as Lost Files debuts at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart dated Jan. 7, 2023. The set’s entrance gives him a seventh straight calendar year with at least one top 10 project and comes on the heels of having logged six top 10 entries in 2022 alone.

Lost Files, released on Dec. 23 through NeverBrokeAgain/Atlantic Records, starts with 17,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 29, according to Luminate. Ninety-eight percent of the album’s units came from streaming — equaling 24.9 million official U.S. on-demand streams of the album’s songs. The remaining balance derived from negligible amounts of both album sales and track-equivalent units. (One unit equals the following levels of consumption: one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)

With Lost Files, YoungBoy Never Broke Again acquires his 18th top 10 on the Top Rap Albums chart. His latest visit to the top tier moves him into a tie with E-40 for third place for the most top 10s on the chart since its 2004 launch. The pair trail only overall leader Gucci Mane (25) and Tech N9ne (19) in second place.

Here’s a recap of YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s top 10 collection:

Album Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

  • Fed Baby’s, with Moneybagg Yo, No. 7, Dec. 9, 2017
  • Until Death Call My Name, No. 4, May 12, 2018
  • 4Respect 4Freedom 4Loyalty 4WhatImportant, No. 9, Sept. 29, 2018
  • Realer, No. 9, Jan. 5, 2019
  • AI Youngboy 2, No. 1 (one week), Oct. 26, 2019
  • Still Flexin, Still Steppin, No. 1 (one week), March 7, 2020
  • 38 Baby 2, No. 1 (one week), May 9, 2020
  • Top, No. 1 (one week), Sept. 26, 2020
  • Until I Return, No. 5, Nov. 28, 2020
  • Sincerely, Kentrell, No. 1 (one week), Oct. 9, 2021
  • From the Bayou, with Birdman, No. 4, Dec. 25, 2021
  • Colors, No. 1 (one week), Feb. 5, 2022
  • Better Than You, with DaBaby, No. 5, March 19, 2022
  • The Last Slimeto, No. 1 (one week), Aug. 20, 2022
  • Realer 2, No. 2, Sept. 24, 2022
  • 3800 Degrees, No. 4, Oct. 22, 2022
  • Ma’ I Got A Family (A Gangsta Grillz Special Edition Hosted by DJ Drama), No. 2, Nov. 5, 2022
  • Lost Files, No. 7, Jan. 7, 2023

Elsewhere, Lost Files debuts at No. 16 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 45 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

YoungBoy’s count will very likely increase in just a matter of days. His new album, I Rest My Case, was released Friday, Jan. 6, and marks his first effort with the Motown record label after more than five years on the Atlantic Records roster.