Tyler, The Creator Rewrites History On Billboard 200 With ‘IGOR’
Besides earning his first chart-topping album, Tyler also creates history on Billboard 200 by becoming the first solo rapper in history to have a No. 1 album
Tyler, the Creator’s latest album, “IGOR”, arrives atop Billboard 200 chart with 165,000 equivalent album units, including 74,000 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music. This marks his first No. 1 album and his fifth top ten effort on the weekly chart.
Besides earning his first chart-topping album, Tyler also creates history on Billboard 200 by becoming the first solo rapper in history to have a No. 1 album that he produced and arranged entirely by himself. The 28-year-old has also expressed his gratefulness following the news, writing, “Honestly didn’t think people would enjoy this album based on a lot of thing, so again, thank you I mean it.”
He continues, “Alot a lot of effort put into this, not that should dictate if people like it or not but I’m happy all that time and attention paid off.”
Featuring guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert and Solange Knowles, “IGOR” was released through Columbia Records to widespread critical acclaim. Roison O’Connor of The Independent dubbed it Tyler’s “best work to date,” while Sam Moore of NME described it as “an accomplished and evergreen record that’s well worth putting your phone down, turning the TV off and devoting your full attention span to.”
Back to the Billboard 200 chart, DJ Khaled’s star-studded album “Father of Asahd” opens at No. 2 with 135,000 units, including 34,000 in traditional album sales. Despite not debuting atop the chart, the album amasses 123.5 million streams, slightly above “IGOR” which garners 122.9 million streams.
Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” falls one spot to No. 3, followed by Khalid’s “Free Spirit” at No. 4. Rounding out the top five for this week’s chart, indie-rock band The National’s “I Am Easy to Find” debuts at No. 5.