Kanye West’s “Ye” Album Hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart

By on June 13, 2018

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Despite fans’ polarizing views on Yeezy, ye still took the Billboard 200 crown, racking up 208,316 total album equivalent units (84,860 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 180,085,322). This is his eighth straight #1 debut, and he did it with the fifth biggest sales-week of 2018, behind Post Malone (461,000), J. Cole (397,000), Justin Timberlake (293,000) and Cardi B (255,000).

‘Ye’s previous album, The Life Of Pablo, also debuted at #1 upon its initial release but only sold around 94,000 units in its first week (including 28,000 in pure album sales).

West’s creative burst isn’t over yet. After releasing Pusha T’s DAYTONA on May 25 and ye on June 1, he dropped his collaborative project with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghostson June 8. He still has a Nas album he said would arrive on Friday (June 15) as well as a project from Teyana Taylor.