Tyler, the Creator Sells 45K in First Week
After a week of debates, the official numbers are in; Tyler, The Creator's first retail album, Goblin, has officially moved 45,100 units in his debut week on shelves.
According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (May 18), the Odd Future leader met his sales projections, which was enough for him to land a spot at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
Surpassing the shock rap sensation with hip-hop album of the week though, goes to comedy trio The Lonely Island. Their sophmore release Turtleneck & Chain, debuted two seats up at No. 3 with 67,600 discs sold.
The Beastie Boys, in their second week on the charts sold 41,700 copies of Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2. So far, the New York trio has moved 169,900 copies in all.
Wiz Khalifa also held on strong. His major label debut, Rolling Papers, sold an additional 16,300 copies in its seventh week on the charts, coming in at No. 23. That brings his total to 387,500.
Finally, Nicki Minaj continues to produce high numbers. Pink Friday held the No. 37 position this week, selling 12,600 copies and bringing her total to 1,369,000 after 25 weeks.
Next week look for new LPs from KIller Mike, the New Boyz and Tinie Tempah to enter the charts. —Carter Maness