The Life of Pablo: Kanye West's latest album hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart
As predicted, the eponymous website made the announcement on Sunday after the album moved a reported 94,000 units, 28,000 of which were purely album sales. The rest came via various streaming options.
TLOP is the seventh time the rapper earned this achievement, but it also marks the first No. 1 album with the majority of its sales coming from streaming. None of its tracks were available for purchase individually, which makes these numbers even more impressive.
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West premiered TLOP live at Madison Square Garden before its Tidal debut a few days later. The album was then pulled from the platform and subsequently pirated while the rapper tweaked the mixes and lyrics.
No physical copies of TLOP were released. The album is currently available on most digital services, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play.
West recently confirmed plans to tour the album. “I’m so happy that you guys like the music,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m working on the tour designs now.”
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