Meek Mill’s New Album Debuts at No. 1 in This Week’s Sales Recap (7/8/2015)
With 246,000 units sold in the first week, Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The project is Meek's first No. 1 and sold right around 80,000 more units than his 2012 effort, Dreams and Nightmares. In an interesting note, Dreams Worth More Than Money marks the last No. 1 album using the old sales data that calculated units sold on a Monday-Sunday tracking cycle. Starting this week (July 10 to be exact), albums will release on Fridays and sales data will be calculated on a Friday-Sunday cycle.
It was initially reported that XXL Freshman Vince Staples' debut, Summertime 06, did not crack the top-50 on Billboard, selling less than 5,000 copies. Staples took to Twitter to discuss the 5K numbers:
New reports show that Vince's debut album sold 13,776 units its first week and landed 39 on the charts.
Tyga's The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty also did subpar sales numbers following it surprise drop. According to reports from SoundScan, Tyga sold right around 2,200 copies. But, the rapper has come out and said that he released the project for free on Spotify and he has racked up right around four million streams on the platform:
Here is a look at how other hip-hop albums fared this week according to Hits Daily Double and Billboard:
#16 Drake - If Youre Reading This Its Too Late - 20,803 (8,212) [12,531,495]
#24 Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise - 16,760 (5,129) [7,332,188]
#25 Nicki Minaj - Pinkprint - 16,535 (3,266) [8,860,543]
#27 A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP. - 15,835 (8,047) [8,449,992]
#33 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly - 14,281 (9,019) [4,638,911]
*The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on mulit-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums.