~I’M LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, DOIN’ SOMETHIN’ MEAN TO IT~

&

~ TAKE THIS, HATERS ~

^^^ These two lyrics dictate the entire vibe Kanye West runs with permanently, but they are entirely verified today. His latest piece of work ‘The Life of Pablo’ today became the first album ever to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart purely from streaming, rather than physical sales. 

According to Billboard, the album sold the equivalent of 94,000 albums in the week ending April 7th, after spending the month before as a Tidal-only exclusive. 

Using Billboard’s formula, TLOP‘s 66,000 SEA units is equal to just over 99 million U.S. streams for the album.

However, before Billboard even released the stats, Ye was already celebrating:

There’s a handful of albums that have made such a large impact from streaming alone, but none to this extent. One of them is Drake‘s ‘What a Time to be Alive’. So… Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy just jumped over ‘Jumpman’, we guess. Again. *zing*


If you’d like to read more about the streaming stats that flung TLOP into the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200, you can here: billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7326493/

 

Source: Billboard

Photo: Tidal.