JACK HARLOW’S ‘COME HOME THE KIDS MISS YOU’ MAKES BILLBOARD 200 DEBUT
Written by torresanz on May 16, 2022
Jack Harlow’s sophomore effort Come Home The Kids Miss You has made its debut on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Billboard, the Generation Now artist’s sophomore album debuted at No. 3 on the chart with an estimated 113,000 total album-equivalent units. The No. 3 finish was a two-spot improvement over Harlow’s debut effort That’s What They All Say, which peaked at No. 5 in 2020.
Harlow’s album, jam-packed with guest appearances from the likes of Drake, Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne and Justin Timberlake, was originally projected to debut at the No. 2 spot behind Latin superstar Bad Bunny’s new album, Un Verano Sin Ti. However, the strength of Future’s former No. 1 album I NEVER LIKED YOU pushed Harlow from the second slot.
Billboard 200: #3(new) @jackharlow, Come Home the Kids Miss You 113,000 [137.05 million on-demand streams | 8,000 pure sales].
— chart data (@chartdata) May 15, 2022
After Future’s I NEVER LIKED YOU debuted at No. 1 last week with the biggest opening week for an album in 2022, it managed to pull in an estimated 116,00 total album-equivalent units earned in its second week, a 47 percent drop. Future celebrated a rare rap milestone when I NEVER LIKED YOU hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and his “WAIT FOR U” collaboration featuring Drake and Tems debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The achievement made Future only the second rapper to ever have an album and single debut simultaneously atop the charts, following Drake who achieved the feat in 2021 with Certified Lover Boy and “Way 2 Sexy.”
Harlow isn’t slowing down on the momentum generated by Come Home The Kids Miss You, even if he may not know how close Brandy and Ray J’s relationship goes. On May 9, he announced a tour in support of the album along with City Girls.
The trek is set to kick off on September 6 in Nashville, Tennessee with additional stops in Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami. The tour wraps up in Atlanta with a show at the State Farm Arena on October 16.