In addition to earning his 8th consecutive chart-topper on the Billboard 200, ‘Ultralight Beam’ beau Kanye West saw his latest effort, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ beam in history books as the first album to top the chart based on streaming ‘sales’ alone.
The feat, all the more impressive considering how long the project has been “available” to consumers (in limited capacity), the set’s #1 “debut” was a firestarter of convo for critics opposed to the industry’s streaming rules given its low traditional album sales (28,000).
Now, in its second week of wide availability, the album has taken quite the tumble on the sales front. Selling a measly 1,000 copies (you read that right), ‘Pablo’s buoyancy on the Billboard 200 continues to be based on streaming.
Get the details on this, Rihanna’s rebound, and the full Billboard 200 chart check below: