Kanye West's 'Ye' Album Sees A 65% Sales Drop In Its Second Week

Songs from the project sink on the Hot 100 chart too.

(AllHipHop News) Last week, with Ye topping the Billboard 200 (208,000 units), Kanye West tied Eminem and The Beatles for the most consecutive #1 albums on the chart. This week, the "Yikes" performer's solo project holds the #5 spot while his joint effort with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts, debuts at #2.

Ye's fall to #5 is the result of the set only collecting 74,000 units in its second week. That's a 65% sales drop. Kanye now has the second biggest follow-up week decline for a #1 Hip Hop album released in 2018. J. Cole's chart-topping KOD slipped 73% in May. However, KOD still totaled 105,000 units in week two and remained in the Top 3 for three consecutive weeks.

Six other 2018 rap albums debuted at #1 during this calendar year. Each of those LPs saw a smaller week-two sales percentage downturn than Ye and KOD: Migos' Culture II (56%), Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther: The Album (15%), Logic's Bobby Tarantino II (60%), XXXTentacion's ? (42%), Cardi B's Invasion Of Privacy (49%), and Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys (58%).

Eminem's Revival opened at the top of the Billboard 200 for the chart dated January 3 (267,000 units), but the album was released on December 15, 2017. In its second week, Revival saw a 68% tumble (84,000 units).

So far, only two Hip Hop albums have spent more than one week at #1 in 2018. Black Panther: The Album and Beerbongs & Bentleys both led the tally for three weeks, respectively.

Over on the Hot 100 chart, Kanye's "Yikes" plummeted from a #8 premiere to #40 in the following week. Additionally, "Ghost Town" went from #16 to #60 and "Wouldn't Leave" went from #24 to #92.

Comments (1)
No. 1-1

Simple. He is not rhyming enough on this album! People love Kanye for his great and unique outlook of the world that he expresses through his rhymes. His singing is decent but too much autotune. That Pusha and that Nas are good hip hop albums though.

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