(AllHipHop News)Ye, the new album by Kanye West, opens atop the Billboard 200 chart. The set earned 208,000 first-week equivalent album units.
This gives West his eighth consecutive #1 LP. He is now tied with Eminem and The Beatles as the only acts to have eight straight Number Ones. Additionally, West and Em are the only artists to have eight #1 debuts.
Kanye is also in a tie with Eminem for the second-most #1 by a Hip Hop artist. Jay-Z holds that overall record with 14 chart toppers.
Ye's first studio album The College Dropout is his only album not to reach #1. The Chicago native's streak may end next week, because his joint effort with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts, is predicted to fall behind Dave Matthews Band for the #1 spot.