Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost is no stranger to accolades, but now it’s earned one that lovers of physical platforms will surely be impressed by.
The album, fresh off of its Best Rap Album win at the Grammys, has now broken the record for the largest vinyl sales week for a rap album. The title has been determined by Luminate (via Billboard), after Tyler pulled in an additional 49,500 copies after announcing the record sale on his web store, bringing the album back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Luminate has been tracking vinyl sales since 1991, and the previous holder of the record was Kid Cudi with Man On The Moon III: The Chosen, which moved 41,500 copies. Tyler’s latest sales week also marks the highest for a solo male album on vinyl. As for the biggest sales week for a vinyl overall since 1991, Taylor Swift holds that record for Red (Taylor’s Version), with a staggering 114,000 vinyl LPs sold.
The official CMIYGL vinyl release was sold on Tyler’s website for $35, which snags listeners a standard black double-LP set. Now, the album has become the fourth album to ever jump to No. 1 again following its vinyl release, which has been done before by Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo.
“First off, I’m hyped,” Tyler previously shared after his Grammy win on Instagram Live. “Thank you to DJ Drama, you are fucking so important to rap music. Thank you to all of my friends for being my cheerleaders. Thank you to my whole team, the whole squad…where I can make an album where I just flex all goddamn day.”