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Report: Kanye West Makes History As First To Top Billboard 200…On Streaming Alone

Rapper Bests Rihanna For Highest Percent of 'Sales Equivalence' Made Up By Streams

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Music lovers who thought Kanye West‘s latest album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ was dead on arrival after a mucky mess of a rollout will be stunned to know the album has been given a major lifeline.

For, after weeks of only being available via Tidal stream and his official web site, the Grammy winning rapper finally made the project accessible to Spotify, Pandora, and other major streaming vendors.

The result?

The streams alone will see him shoot to #1, as predicted, on next week’s refreshed Billboard 200!  Kanye isn’t exactly known for flashing an award-winning smile, but the news below just may give him new reason to today:

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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Kanye West A Top Contender For Next Week’s #1 Spot

Album On Pace To Make History-Making Dash To The Top

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Much like his ‘FourFiveSeconds’ co-star Rihanna, the campaign surrounding Kanye West‘s latest opus, ‘The Life Of Pablo,’ has been a rollercoaster to say the least.

Despite being greeted by critical acclaim from music industry insiders to fans alike, the album’s sales have been…umm…interesting considering it’s only been available for stream via Tidal and for purchase via his own official web site.

Well, that was, until last week.

Now with spins being earned on Spotify, Apple Music, and more, West may very well be ready to see that “rollercoaster” ride him right to the top of the Billboard 200.  Challenging next week’s top contenders for the spot – Zayn Malik, Jhene Aiko/Big Sean, and Rih, ‘Pablo’ is set to see new life breathed into it.  The feat, if accomplished, will be accompanied by some history-making news:

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Did Tidal Lie About Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ Streaming Figures?

Respected Publication 'HITS Daily Double' Suggests Company Invented Numbers

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Fans of the Hip-Hop artist Kanye West celebrated when TIDAL, the company which holds his new album ‘The Life of Pablo‘ exclusively, claimed it had been streamed over 200 million times in the first ten days of its release.

Alas, the respected music industry publication HITS Daily Double isn’t buying…and has even gone as far as to reveal why it believes West’s numbers are more fictional than they are factual.

Their thoughts below…

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Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ Streaming Figures Released By Tidal

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Kanye West‘s TIDAL streaming figures for his latest LP ‘The Life of Pablo’ have surfaced…and they’re set to spark quite the debate.

Ready to see how TIDAL says he’s faring?

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Kanye West To Release New Album…This Summer

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‘The Life of Pablo’ isn’t the only album Kanye West fans will receive this year.

That’s right…new Yeezy is nigh.

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First Look: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reveal Son Saint

Couple Welcomed Youngster 3 Months ago

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It’s been three months since Kanye West and Kim Kardashian welcomed their second child – a son named Saint West.

And while the masses have seen a lot of the publicity thirsty pair in the months following, the newest addition to their brood (which also includes 3 year old daughter North) has been noticeable by his absence.

Until today.

Via PEOPLE magazine, the couple have released the first official snap of the youngster.

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Kanye West Slams Taylor Swift (Again) In Leaked Backstage ‘SNL’ Audio

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The arguable undoing of Kanye West continues to play out in dramatic fashion.

Twitter has been the rapper’s platform of choice to reel off his inner-most thoughts – most of which read worryingly incoherent or flat out offensive.

And while some have been wondering whether it’s all an elaborate rouse to promote new album ‘The Life of Pablo,’ leaked audio from backstage at Saturday Night Live suggests the Hip-Hop titan is just as intense away from the keyboard.

In the clip, which awaits below, Ye asserts that he is 50% more influential than Picasso and Stanley Kubric. He also christens Taylor Swift a “fake a**.” This, after labelling her a “b*tch” in his new Rihanna collaboration ‘Famous.’

Listen after the jump…

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