The Kid LAROI has jumped to number 1 on the Billboard 200

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The Kid LAROI continues to reach career heights, today claiming the number 1 selling album in the world, topping this week’s Billboard 200. More than a year after its official release, ‘F*ck Love’ has peaked, helped out by a second and third reissue of the project, ‘F*ck Love 3: Over You’ and ‘F*ck Love 3+: Over You’.

The record is the first album to reach number 1 without debuting at number 1 since the Frozen II soundtrack. It’s also the first album to hit number 1 a year after its release since Prince’s ‘The Very Best Of Prince’ in 2001. The project’s tracklist after the reboots features Polo G, G Herbo, Mustard and of course Justin Bieber, now sitting at a whopping 35 songs and a run time of 1 hour and 18 minutes.

Australian hip hop now has no ceiling. Forever it was considered impossible to break into international markets as Australian rappers, given the separated nature of the international rap markets. Given the power of visibility and LAROI’s constant waving of his Australian identity on the international scale, this is a monumental moment in the history of Australian rap, but also music.

Words by Parry Tritsiniotis

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