It's been a struggle for Tyga to even release his fourth LP, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, as he's been battling Birdman and Cash Money for a date since, like, 2013. To that end, the fact that it's even out for his fans to finally hear is surely a relief. No number or first-week stat can change that. At least, hopefully that's his state of mind, because the sales are in and there are no gold plaques in sight for the Gold Album.
Your boy T-Raww caught a brick, and it's even worse than that of Rap Twitter's favorite punching bag, Troy Ave.
Tyga surprised fans with a surprise Spotify stream last Tuesday, but he, along with pretty much every famous friend in his rolodex, tweeted an iTunes link the following Friday. Even with the entire Kardashian clan behind them, and a DONDA designed cover, and Kanye West as executive producer, Tyga's sales are dismal.
You'll remember, Ave dropped his Major Without a Deal on a Friday as well. In the same timespan, Troy Ave managed to sell 4,373 copies while—as of Wednesday morning—SoundScan reveals that Tyga, for his part, did...2,200. When we didn't see his album on the Top 50 Album Sales Chart on HitsDailyDouble, we decided to check the number for ourselves, which you can see below:
For what it's worth, the Fan of a Fan album with Chris Brown did 67k in its first week.
Tyga took to Twitter to explain that streaming was his primary focus, of which the Gold Album garnered "millions" of. As of now, the Spotify streams sit in around 4 million. As per Billboard last year, 1,500 song streams from services like Spotify will count as one full album sale.