Kanye ties number one streak with new album

Kids See Ghosts

Kanye West was in a "sunken" place and addicted to opioids past year but he has successfully turned that around to release two back to back albums.

The aftermath? Yet another Billboard #1 hit.

According to first-week sales projections reported by HitsDailyDouble, Kids See Ghosts is expected to move between 100,000 and 110,000 album equivalent units-55,000 to 60,000 of which will be from traditional sales. Ye also had the seventh largest debut streaming week ever, with 180.1 million on-demand audio streams. This is historically significant for Kanye in a variety of ways: His eight No. 1 albums in a row ties a record held by The Beatles (for albums released between 1965 to 1968) and Eminem (an active streak since 2000).

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West has reached number one with all of his studio albums except his debut, 2004's "The College Dropout", and also topped the chart with a collaborative album with Jay-Z, "Watch the Throne", from 2011.

Despite criticism of his latest work as half-baked in comparison to his earlier classics, it seems likely Kanye will only continue to rack up those #1s in the future: very rarely does a generational talent piss off and enamour so many people all at once.


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