Roc Nation artist J. Cole and Mac Miller have reacted to dominating the music sales chart this week, behind Kanye West‘s Yeezus, with huge seven-day totals for their latest solo offerings.
Short and to the point, Cole thanked his core fan base for going out and picking up his long-awaited Born Sinner sophomore album.
“Grateful for the everyone that bought the album. Thank you. 3hunna,” he tweeted June 26th. (J. Cole’s Twitter)
Miller took a bit more time with his reaction and hinted at what his Watching Movies With the Sound Off sales could mean for the future.
“102k. I’m still out here.,” Miller tweeted.
“I did 100k by just making some cool music that everyone can vibe to. The revolution is here.”
“The future is full of clarity and positivity for me and all those who I consider family.” (Mac Miller’s Twitter)
While neither release came close to edging Kanye West’s chart-topping album, they both easily outsold most music experts’ projections.
The new father sold 327,000 copies of Yeezus, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the third-largest sales week of the year behind Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience (968,000) and Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories (339,000). J. Cole performed above expectations as his sophomore set Born Sinner enters at No. 2 with 297,000. He surpassed his 2011 debut Cole World: The Sideline Story, which entered at No. 1 with 218,000. Mac Miller rounds out the top 3 with his second album Watching Movies With the Sound Off, which opened at No. 3 with 102,000, less than his 2011 debut Blue Slide Park (145,000). (Rap-Up)
Miller recently admitted his newest album would likely fall victim to Ye’s latest effort.
“Outselling the competition? Nah, I do not care at all,” he told show host Sway Calloway about next week’s release for his sophomore album, Watching Movies With the Sound Off. “I’ll tell you who’s gonna have the best first week: Kanye West. It’s Kanye. If some crazy thing happens, then maybe, but it’s Kanye West, bruh. He should have the best first week, but the first week isn’t really what matters. … I think we’re past that. What I’m looking to do with my album is trying to have it last 10, 20, 30, 40 years. That’s what I want to make. I want to make something that people can listen to for a while.” (MTV)