Toronto rap artist Tory Lanez is smiling from ear to ear. The hip-hop heavyweight has reacted to the immediate success of his Chixtape 5 album.
Tory went to Instagram Tuesday to geek out over having the top-selling R&B album in the country.
After 7 days of availability, the new studio project sold over 80,000 copies.
Tory Lanez‘s Chixtape 5 is opening this week at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, garnering a total of 83,000 equivalent album units. Of that number, 9,000 account for album sales and 73,000 for streaming equivalent album units — equating to 94 million on-demand audio streams for the songs and officially making it the most-streamed album of the week. Chixtape 5‘s debut follows 2018’s Love Me Now? at No. 4 and Memories Don’t Die at No. 3, along with 2016’s I Told You at No. 4. (HYPEBEAST)
Initial reports suggested Lanez’s latest solo effort would miss out on the top spot on Billboard with Celine Dion‘s Courage pushing out around 120,000 copies.
Also heading for a high debut on the next Billboard 200 is Tory Lanez’s new Chixtape 5 album. Forecasters suggest it could possibly bow at No. 2 with around 90,000 equivalent album units earned. If it starts as expected, it would secure Lanez is fourth consecutive top 5-charting effort. (Billboard)
Some initial estimates had the project selling at least 65,000 units.
The album features artists like Lil Wayne, Ashanti, Ludacris, Jagged Edge, Mario, and Mýa. Ashanti pulls double duty as the cover star, too. Chixtape 5 is projected to move 65,000 – 75,000 equivalent album units in its first week, which would be the best sales week of his career if it holds up. (Genius)