As if its unexpected release wasn’t surprise enough, Lil Uzi Vert is making jaws drop with the sales figures accompanying his highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Eternal Atake.’
Delivered a week ahead of schedule, the March 6-unveiled project not only sold almost double that of its nearest competitor (Jhené Aiko‘s ‘Chilombo’) but was also greeted with the biggest first week numbers of the year among solo acts.
Curious to see how close the effort landed to its previously prediction of 325,000 units shifted (as we reported here)? Meet us after the jump to see:
Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake’
First Week Sales (SPS): 288,000
First Week Sales (Pure): 9,000
First Week Chart Placement: #1
“Of Eternal Atake’s first-week units, 278,000 are in SEA units, a little under 9,000 are in album sales and 2,000 are in TEA units. That 278,000 SEA-unit figure translates to a whopping 400 million on-demand streams for the set’s 18 tracks during the tracking week. That’s the fourth-largest streaming week ever for an album…
As Eternal Atake starts with a total of 288,000 units, it also logs the second-biggest week of 2020 for any album. It trails behind the opening week of BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7, which launched with 422,000 units (powered by a robust album sales figure of 347,000).”
‘Atake’ comes as the 25-year-old’s second consecutive chart-topper following his first leader, ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ (which bowed topped the tally in 2017 with 135,000 units shifted).