Chicago hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper‘s new Coloring Book mixtape has made music history as the first streaming-exclusive release to land on the Billboard 200 chart.
According to reports, the album landed in the Top 10 of Billboard 200’s weekly chart.
The independently released album bowed exclusively through Apple Music’s streaming service on May 13 and launches at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 equivalent album units. Nearly all of those units were generated by streams of the albums tracks via Apple Music, equating to 57.3 million streams. (Each streaming equivalent album unit is equal to 1,500 streams from an album.) (Billboard)
Chance has promoted the new release on his Instagram page over the past week.
Recently, rap star Kanye West co-signed Chance’s new Coloring Book mixtape.
A few days prior, Chance showed off his project’s chart-topping status on social media.