Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ On Pace To Become The First #1 Album Off Mostly Streaming Totals

(AllHipHop News) Just yesterday it appeared the Big Sean/Jhené Aiko joint effort Twenty88 or the Lukas Graham self-titled project would be headed to the top of the album chart, but it now appears Kanye West could be coming in for the steal. HitsDailyDouble reports Mr. West’s The Life of Pablo could total enough streams to earn a #1 placement.

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If Ye is able to capture the pole position on the album chart, it would mark a major milestone in the music industry. TLOP would be the first LP to land at #1 off nearly no sales. The album did have close to 90 million streams since it was released on platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify last week.

Originally, TLOP was available for streaming on just Tidal where it was reportedly listened to over 400 million times, but those numbers were never officially released to Nielsen SoundScan. Ye’s latest collection is still only available for purchase on his website. However, there have been very few actual sales of the album.

In 2014, Billboard adjusted its calculations for the 200 album chart by adding streaming numbers. Every 1,500 streams now counts as 1 album unit (streaming equivalent albums). The 90 million streams of The Life Of Pablo would equal to about 60,000 SEAs. At the moment, 60K looks to be enough to give Kanye his 7th overall #1 album and a place in history.

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