According to HDD, Kanye West is now officially the first artist to have a No.1 album based on mainly streaming numbers and that’s after the album ran as an exclusive on Tidal since it’s release on the 13th of Feb.
The 94,000 sales tallied in the U.S of The Life of Pablo included streaming numbers from Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.
I also wanted to point out that it’s the first album to go number 1 off of streaming!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 9, 2016
In terms of what those numbers actually mean Billboard gives a breakdown between traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA) – ‘Its 66,000 SEA units equates to just over 99 million U.S. streams for the album’s tracks in the week ending April 7.‘
Not only did Tidal release streaming numbers for ‘The Life Of Pablo’ that astonished the music business but also reported that the streaming service double its users to a subscribed base of 2.5 million.
Pablo did 250 Million… This is not regular! pic.twitter.com/EbXEgUdM1M
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 30, 2016
There are no rules that Kanye has any intention of following and just like the Yeezy Season show at MSG, the merchandise rolled out at an exclusive Pop up event in NYC.
— Joe Perez (@Joe_R_Perez) March 18, 2016
but there is no other brand that could sell 1 million dollars of clothing in 2 days from 1 location!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 22, 2016
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