Despite controversy over his support of President Trump and his wild statement that 400 years of slavery “sounds like a choice,” Kanye West’s new album “Ye” has shot to the top of the charts, selling 205,000 copies in its first week of release to take the top spot on the Billboard 200.
According to Billboard, that total consists of 120,000 streaming equivalent albums (SEAs) and 85,000 physical units sold.
This marks West’s eighth consecutive album to debut at #1, tying with Eminem as the only artist in music history to debut at #1 eight times in a row.
In addition, Yeezy and Eminem tie for second-place as the rappers to achieve the most #1 albums, with Jay-Z holding the top spot with 14 #1 albums.
Among acts from all musical genres, the all-time champion chart-toppers are The Beatles, who held the #1 spot a whopping 19 times.