Tyler, the Creator
4.22.2015

Tyler, the Creator Scores Top 5 Debut, Young Thug Enters at No. 26

Tyler, the Creator explodes into the top 5 this week. The Odd Future rapper’s album Cherry Bomb debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

The semi-surprise album, which was announced on April 8, moved 58,000 units in its first week. Of that number, 51,000 were traditional album sales (49,000 downloads and 2,000 physical copies).

But he wasn’t able to top his previous album, 2013’s Wolf, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 89,000.

The Furious 7 soundtrack, which features Wiz Khalifa’s chart-topping single “See You Again,” falls to No. 2 with 79,000, while Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late slides 8-10 with 35,000. A physical version of the latter featuring two bonus tracks hit stores this week.

Outside of the top 10, Young Thug’s mixtape Barter 6 opens at No. 26 with 19,000 after just four days of sales. The project, which drew controversy for its original title Carter 6, went to digital retailers on April 16.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Shawn Mendes – Handwritten – 119,000
2. Furious 7 Soundtrack – 79,000
3. Reba McEntire – Love Somebody – 62,000
4. Tyler, the Creator – Cherry Bomb – 58,000
5. Halestorm – Into the Wild Life – 56,000
6. Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 43,000
7. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 38,000
8. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 37,000
9. Ed Sheeran – x – 36,000
10. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 35,000