Pusha-T and ASAP Rocky dropped their new albums at the same time on May 25 and early sales projections predicted that the two albums would enter the charts right next to each other as well. Now, we know who came out on top: Pusha-T.
Pusha's third solo studio album, DAYTONA, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 77,000 total units sold. 39,000 of that number was made up of tradition album sales, while 36,000 came from streaming. The short nature of the seven-song project hurt his streaming figures, but Billboard notes that the totals were impressive for such a short album.
DAYTONA is now Pusha-T's highest charting album. His debut solo album Name Is My Name peaked at No. 4 in 2013. This accomplishment was likely aided by the buzz surrounding his ongoing beef with Drake. Hmm, maybe that invoice was justified after all?
ASAP Rocky's TESTING debuted at No. 4, closely behind Pusha-T with 75,000 total units sold. The bulk of the 15-song album's sales came from streaming, with 60,000 total SEA units. Rocky's last two albums At.Long.Last.A$AP and Long.Live.A$AP debuted at No. 1.
Shawn Mendes' new self-titled album topped this week's chart with 182,000 total equivalent album units. Elsewhere on the chart, Juice WRLD earned his first appearance in the top 10 with his debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance, which rose seven spots from its first week to hit No. 8. Read more about this week's Billboard 200 albums chart here.