(AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper has made history. The indie emcee earned the distinction of being the first act to earn a spot on the Billboard 200 chart from strictly streaming.
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Chance’s latest project Coloring Book was not available for sale, but the “free album” was exclusively premiered on Apple Music.
In its first week of release, the Chicago native’s third official mixtape was streamed 57.3 million times.
Under the new chart calculations, that total equals 38,000 equivalent album units which was enough to put Chance at #8 on the 200 album chart. Coloring Book is expected to join other streaming services such as Spotify and Tidal on May 27.