It’s been a while since I’ve done a column for The Numbers Game (which I just call Album Sales now because of SEO shit). And because of that, I missed most of Drake‘s historic run at the top of the Biilboard charts with VIEWS. And sadly, I’m coming back in at the end of it.
I don’t understand how Maxwell has one album from 2009 called BLACKsummers’night and now a new album titled blackSUMMERS’night (And I assume a third upcoming album called blacksummers’NIGHT?). Thankfully his core audience isn’t easily confused as me because blackSUMMERS’night (the latest one) lands at #3 and sells 59,000 units in it’s first week.
Logic dropped a surprise album last week with Bobby Tarantino. And while I hate that title, I still mostly fuck with Logic’s music. And I’m not the only one. Logic’s surprise album went on to sell 19,000 albums and lands at the #16 position on the charts.
The conversation about Desiigner is still going on in Hip-Hop circles and his first body of work new retail mixtape New English is maybe a barometer on his popularity and place in the culture. Or not. New English landed at #22 and sells over 15,000 units although all of that comes from streaming (1,500 Streams = One Album Sales). Take that for what you will. (*insert Desiigner ad-libs here*)