Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book dropped on May 13 as an Apple Music exclusive. The first week numbers are in, and Chano has made history as the first album to chart on the Billboard 200 solely from streams.
According to Billboard, Chance’s latest effort debuts at No. 8 with 38,000 units. Nearly all those “units” were generated from streams of the tracks on Apple Music and equates to 57.3 million streams. Billboard reports that each album unit is equivalent to 1,500 streams of an album.
While 57.3 million streams are certainly impressive, Drake still holds the streaming record for songs off VIEWS with 245.1 million in the first tracking week. Drizzy’s album is No. 1 for the third straight week, earning another 239,000 album units. Of that sum, 83,000 were made up of traditional album sales.