Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s Ye album is officially sitting on gold. The hip-hop star’s solo effort is now certified.
On Monday, West’s Def Jam record label announced his latest retail achievement.
Following its June 1 release, the Ye album easily sold over 200,000 copies in its opening week.
Kanye West zooms to #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50 chart with his seven-song Ye (G.O.O.D./Def Jam), scoring 210k+ all in. Republic’s Post Malone falls just short of another six-figure week with 99k, good for #2 for the platinum beerbongs and bentleys. (HITS Daily Double)
The same week, Kanye quietly updated a lyric off his “I Thought About Killing You” song.
On ‘I Thought About Killing You’, there is a new line that can be heard on the last verse of the song. After “If I wasn’t shinin’ so hard, wouldn’t be no shade,” the rapper now rhymes, “Sorry but I chose not to be no slave.” Interestingly, this change has only appeared on the clean version of the song on almost all platforms — the dirty version of the song still doesn’t feature the line. (Hip Hop N More)
Initially, reports emerged about the 7-track project doing ridiculous numbers on various streaming giants.
Kanye West’s album, “Ye,” is already crushing numbers … and it’s only been available for a few days. Numbers for the 7-song project are astounding — Kanye’s filled the top 7 song spots on both Spotify and Apple Music — and the album’s already accumulated over 100 million streams total.
To add to those stats …
— #1 iTunes Album in 63 countries.
— #1 Spotify global peak position.
— #1 Apple Music album in 83 countries. (TMZ)