SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2015 -- Love Story -- The second full-length major-label album from Yelawolf, enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart today at No. 3 and also debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard R&b/Hip-hop albums chart. Released April 21st by Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope, Love Story earns the Alabama-born rapper his highest album chart position and best-selling album to date, with over 58,000 units sold in its first week. Yelawolf's previous album, 2011's Radioactive, debuted at No. 27 on the same chart.
Love Story has also earned Yelawolf a host of positive reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his "stronger embrace of his Southern roots" and "slow-burn ballads," and The Boston Globe, who note that "if you scratch his songs' surfaces, you hear a smart, sensitive outsider searching for some solace. Many of the 18 tracks have an undeniable emotional pull." Genius called Love Story "the album of the year so far" and "one very original project with great genre mixing, amazing lyricism, and outstanding production."
Love Story was recorded largely at Nashville'sBlackbird Studio with executive producer Eminem and various other producers including Malay and Yelawolf's longtime collaborator WLPWR. Watch the videos for both "American You" HERE and "Till It's Gone," which has racked up more than 11 million views on YouTube, HERE.
Yelawolf will hit the road on May 1st for The Love Story tour, which kicks off at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI, and continues through June 27th at Knoxville, TN's The International. Dates are scheduled for Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH, May 15th) and The Soundset Festival (Minneapolis, MN, May 24th). All dates can be found at http://www.yelawolf.com/tour.