Big Sean’s debut album, Finally Famous, finally hit shelves yesterday (June 28), but before hitsdailydouble.com gives their first-week sales projections, XXLMag.com poses the question: Will Big Sean sell more than Tyler, the Creator?
Heads remember the Odd Future front man sold about 45,000 copies of his disc, Goblin, in his debut week, back in May.
One could argue that those sales were a direct reflection of several factors, but arguably the most important of them all was Tyler’s buzz. Before the CD came out, the hype surrounding Goblin was at an all time high. The video for his single, “Yonkers” had millions of views on YouTube, and OF had cosigns from Kanye West and Mos Def and were being courted by Diddy and Jay-Z (who took Tyler to eat some “good ass tacos”). Tyler and company had a breakthrough, career-defining performance on Jimmy Fallon and more headline-grabbing performances at SXSW and Coachella, as well as profiles in every music magazine on shelves.
Question is, does Big Sean’s buzz equal Tyler’s? While that might not be the fairest comparison, it is important to note that the West Coast rapper/producer’s LP came out on indie, XL Recordings, while Sean is on Def Jam—a label that is putting a considerable amount of money in marketing. Sean also has a No. 1 song, “My Last” with Chris Brown, on the Billboard Rap Charts, constant radio play and video play on BET and MTV and Sean has recently been playing sold out spot dates with appearances from his G.O.O.D. Music mentor Kanye West, as well as strong showings at Hot 97′s Summer Jam and the BET Awards.
So again, we pose the question: Will Big Sean’s Finally Famous sell more than Tyler, the Creator’s Goblin?
Time to place your bets.