Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Igor’ Album Debuts at No. 1, Has Biggest First Week of Career
The latest LP from the Odd Future rapper pushed 165,000 equivalent album units according to Nielsen SoundScan, reports The New York Times. Of that total, 74,000 were traditional album sales. The LP also totaled 122.9 million streams. This is Tyler's first No. 1 album. The 12-song offering features guest vocals from Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti on the single "Earfquake," and more.
Tyler's previous albums have done solid numbers but have failed to reach the peak. 2017's Flower Boy peaked at No. 2 with 106,000 total units. Cherry Bomb premiered at No. 4 with 58K. Wolf debuted at No. 3 (89,000), while his debut Goblin scored a No. 5 launch (45,000).
Tyler celebrated his latest accomplishment on Twitter with the post, "IGOR, NUMBER UNO, STANK YOU."
He added, "Honestly didnt think people would enjoy this album based on alot of thing, so again, thank you, i mean it...Alot alot of effort put into this. not that that should dictate if people like it or not but im happy all that time and attention paid off."
DJ Khaled's Father of Asahd album was able to grab the No. 2 spot. The 11th LP from the We The Best boss moved 136,000 equivalent units, of which 34,000 came from traditional album sales. FOA was able to out-stream Igor with 123.2 million. Khaled's new release boasts features from Jay-Z, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle via the single "Higher," and many others.
Check out Tyler thanking fans on Twitter below.
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