Troy Ave has now joined the not-so-illustrious club of artists who have had miserable album sales in the first week of the project's release. According to the official SoundScan numbers, Troy's album, Major Without a Deal, which boasted major features from Cam'ron, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Ty Dolla $ign, and more, only managed to move a total of 4,373 copies since its release last Friday, with the majority of that number coming from digital sales, and only 30 copies coming from actual physical sales of the album.
It is worth nothing that Troy did release this project as an independent without a label, and he had a shorter amount of days in the week of sales since he released the project on a Friday instead of the standard Tuesday. Still, it's not very clear how much of a difference only a few days would have done for the project. Check out Troy's official numbers below.
UPDATE 6/11/15 8:15PM: We now have some clarity as to why the physical sales for Troy Ave's Major Without a Deal only tallied up to 30 in its first week. While the digital version of Troy's latest project dropped on Friday, June 5, it wasn't sold in stores until Tuesday, June 9. According to Billboard, the 30 copies represents the smaller mom and pop stores who neglected to follow normal procedures and sold the album in the week ending June 7, also known as "street date violation" sales. In essence, a physical copy of Major Without a Deal shouldn't have been available for sale in its first week of digital release.
So is Troy Ave's new album really selling the fuck out in Best Buy? We'll find out next Wednesday.