Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love! has given the mult-creative being his highest debut yet. The album scored 101,000 equivalent units. 72,000 came by way of traditional sales, according to Billboard.
His 2013 efforts of Because The Internet opened up its week with 96,000, so it’s a step up for Glover. His funk-inspired album takes him in another zone, and had influence from what was played in his household growing up.
To be completely honest, it wasn’t a lot of fun, it was actually really hard, Gambino said of the album’s creation. I was going through a lot and I also think in America we’re going through a lot right now with everything that’s going on, so I was just trying to play what I felt, but I was doing it with friends, so at the end of the day, that’s what matters.