Ye is about to go No. 1 again.
Kanye West’s new album, ye, is headed for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, according to early sales forecasts. The 7-track album, which was released on June 1, is expected to sell over 175,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
It will mark Kanye’s eighth chart-topping solo effort, and ninth overall, counting 2011’s joint album with JAY-Z, Watch the Throne. All of his albums have debuted at No. 1, except for his 2004 debut The College Dropout, which peaked at No. 2.
I feel so blessed. For everyone that didn't turn they back. I'm in tears right now. I love all of you pic.twitter.com/8jwIALBsDu
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 4, 2018
West last topped the chart in 2016 with The Life of Pablo. If he does capture the No. 1 spot, Kanye will tie Eminem for the second-most No. 1s by a hip-hop act, following JAY-Z with a total of 14.
ye‘s success continues. According to a Def Jam press release, the album has received over 100 million streams worldwide in three days. It is No. 1 on iTunes in 63 countries and currently occupies the top 7 songs on Apple Music.
Kanye could be looking at another No. 1 in his future. His joint album with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts, is set for release this Friday (June 8).