Final Numbers Are In: Chance the Rapper’s ‘Big Day’ Sold…

Published: Sunday 4th Aug 2019 by Rashad

Three years after the release of his history-making mixtape, ‘Coloring Book,’ emcee Chance the Rapper (born Chancelor Bennett) was looking to color his name atop the Billboard 200 with his debut studio album, ‘The Big Day’ (released July 26).

A star studded affair that boasts guest appearances from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, John Legend, Gucci Mane, Shawn Mendes, and more, the 22-song set – his first project to be released simultaneously on streaming services and for sale via digital retailers – has been showered with praise from major critics and fans alike.

Originally forecasted by industry analysts to top the Billboard 200 with sales of 90,000-100,000 SPS by the end of its inaugural sales tracking week (as we reported here), the LP’s commercial performance saw it jet past those predictions to score Chance’s highest first week sales to date.  Unfortunately, they were not enough to defeat the week’s tough competition.

Details inside:

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Big Day’

First Week Sales (SPS):  108,000

First Week Sales (Pure):  27,000

Debut Chart Position:  #2

Via Billboard:

At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Chance the Rapper’s The Big Day debuts with 108,000 equivalent album units earned (with 27,000 of that figure in album sales). Of The Big Day’s unit start, 80,000 of that sum was driven by SEA units, which translates to 104 million on-demand audio streams for the set’s songs during the week, making The Big Day the most-streamed album of the week.

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Despite losing out on the top spot to fellow rapper NF (who sold 130,000 units SPS with his album, ‘The Search’), Chance’s ‘Big Day’ comes as his third appearance in the Billboard 200’s top 10 over his short, but storied career.

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  1. MusicBoss101 August 4, 2019

    How on earth did NF beat him? I mean Chance seems like a much bigger name and I even had no idea that NF was dropping, I least heard Chance was!!! Wow.

    • Jasmine August 4, 2019

      Chance’s brand is inflated. He’s about to do an arena tour only to either cancel after ticket sales stall or downsize to a theater tour. He needs to build his brand with hits like Kanye did instead of using hype to seem like a bigger artist than he is.

      • The Real Princess Jasmine August 4, 2019

        I’m just happy he used The Queen and The Princess of Rap Nicki Minaj & Meg the Stallion only real Rappers and Writers can relate some S**** ex sexx workers have to give producers head for Tracks

      • Jasmine August 4, 2019

        I like that u know your place…lowly servant troll. U thirst and chase after my comments and have the nerve to copy my old username Princess Jasmine but you ain’t sh.it and never be sh.it but a Jasmine troll

  2. The Gag iz… August 4, 2019

    Who is NF? 🤷🏽‍♂️

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. August 4, 2019

      @The Gag.. – My sentiments exactly!

  3. The Real Princess Jasmine August 4, 2019

    Sluut Jasmine get ov er it your time in the grape juice comments is over Your washed up and over it’s a New Queen Supreme I’m the Queen of Jasmines my milkshake brings all the commenters to the yard So Hang it up Flat Screen

    • Jasmine August 4, 2019

      Bye Jawanna Mann! I am the Head B|tch in charge on TGJ and several other gossip sites. Haters like u come and go but my ass stays on the throne

      • Shayla Queen August 4, 2019

        I done told you to sit your a$$ down JasMAN!

      • Jasmine August 4, 2019

        Sit down. Shut up. Be humble.

        Address me as Queen B Jasmine. Bow Down ho

      • Shayla Queen August 4, 2019

        Trash 🗑

      • Jasmine August 4, 2019

        Shut it u gutter trash 🗑 tranny! 🤮

      • Shayla Queen August 4, 2019

        You’re such a fücking joke

      • Jasmine August 4, 2019

        You are the joke. U trying desperately to annoy me daily but u don’t realize U just amuse me with ur fake Jasmine troll accounts. I know it is u because u never check ur Thee accounts. U just come for the Queen B which is me. U forgot to keep your ‘JasMAN da bi Asian’ account going. I guess u have one too many troll accounts to get your troll on with. Lol

        Call me Jasmine the Queen B. I got u troll(s) thirsting for my comments and thirsting for your daily word beating. I are garbage 🗑 yo me u just too stupid to realize it

  4. 949roachoncé August 4, 2019

    😭😭
    Chances first week sales>> the gift aka the flopft first week sales

  5. Shayla Queen August 4, 2019

    NF’s album is 🔥 though. Why didn’t you report on it when he’s #1 instead of the #2 artist?

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