Metro Boomin's production was a dominant sound in hip-hop over the past two years, but unfortunately, the producer went into retirement at the top of this year. While a few of his beats landed on high-profile albums for Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, the rapper didn't formally announce that he was stepping out of retirement until Halloween, when he announced his solo debut album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes before unleashing the feature-heavy projects two days later. After a full-week of its release, the album has made its way to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
After moving nearly 100K equivalent album units in one week, Metro Boomin' earns his first number one album on the Billboard 200 with Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Although he only gave fans short-notice, he moved 99K equivalent album units by the week ending on Nov. 8th. The majority of the units moved were driven by streaming. Metro earned 92K from streaming album units which is the equivalent to 125.3M units, 7K from track equivalent albums, and 5K from pure album sales.
Metro undoubtedly had the biggest debut this week, but Takeoff also debuted pretty high on the Billboard 200. The Migos member's debut solo album, The Last Rocket took the #4 spot after moving 49K in its first week with 5K of those units coming from pure album sales. Takeoff is the third and final member of the Migos to enter the Billboard 200's top 10 without the assistance of his group. Quavo's debut album peaked at #2 while Offset's joint effort with Metro Boomin' and 21 Savage peaked at #4.