Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s Kids See Ghosts was one of the most anticipated projects of 2018, and Kim’s favorite of the five albums in the G.O.O.D Music Gemini season rollout. Unfortunately, that hype wasn’t enough to secure it the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart its debut week.
Kids See Ghosts moved 142,000 album equivalent units—79,000 of which came from traditional sales, Billboard reports. In comparison, that’s a bit less than Kanye’s solo album, Ye, which became Yeezy’s eighth No. 1 album after selling 208,000 equivalent album units in its first week. G.O.O.D. Music’s first 2018 drop, Pusha-T’s DAYTONA album, earned 77,000 total units sold in its first week, putting Push in the No. 3 spot.
Dave Matthews Band secured the No. 1 spot with their new album Come Tomorrow, which pushed 292,000 album equivalent units (285,000 in traditional album sales). Country musician Dierks Bentley took the No. 3 spot with The Mountain, which moved 102,000 units.
The highly anticipated Kids See Ghosts album premiered on June 8 with its own listening party in Southern California. The 7-track project included contributions from huge names such as Mike Dean, Andre 3000, Ty Dolla Sign, Yasiin Bey, and Dot da Genius.
It’s still too early to tell how Nas' Nasir will perform in comparison to the three previous G.O.O.D. Music projects. We're now only waiting on Teyana Taylor’s solo sophomore effort, which comes out on June 22, to close out the five releases. Check out Complex’s 7-track compilation featuring our favorite songs from each project so far.