- Viral video shows an egg getting a hot makeover Tuesday 7:56 PM
- New Netflix feature broadcasts what you’re watching via Instagram Tuesday 6:11 PM
- Videos show alleged Covington teens harassing women, making rape jokes at march Tuesday 4:13 PM
- MAGA teen gets ‘Today Show’ interview—and people are pissed Tuesday 3:38 PM
- Family says hacker sent fake North Korean missile warning through Nest camera Tuesday 2:42 PM
- This Arizona bill would tax internet porn to fund a border wall Tuesday 2:41 PM
- This meme is asking people how they draw the letter X Tuesday 1:18 PM
- Charlie Kirk’s love of U.S. healthcare system put to the test after back problems Tuesday 1:12 PM
- Fyre Fest caterer who was left broke has received $160,000 in donations Tuesday 12:58 PM
- The YouTuber who taught a dog to give the Nazi salute on command can’t find a job Tuesday 12:24 PM
- The ‘oh yeah yeah’ meme is flooding YouTube—and KSI can’t deal Tuesday 12:20 PM
- Did this d*ck-drawing Instagram star steal her gag from a rival runner? Tuesday 12:00 PM
- Rep. Steve King, best known for his racism, tweets a fake MLK quote Tuesday 11:54 AM
- Facebook is helping husbands ‘brainwash’ their wives with targeted ads Tuesday 11:35 AM
- Twitch streamer Pink_Sparkles responds to gamers who don’t think she belongs Tuesday 11:29 AM
Another win for the independent artist.
The album was released as an Apple Music exclusive on May 13 and also appeared on mixtape platform DatPiff, where it existed for 11 hours before being pulled, allegedly for being an unauthorized version. But not before it saw 141,000 downloads. However, DatPiff does not report its streams to Nielsen.
Billboard reports that the album debuted at No. 8 on the chart with 38,000 equivalent album units, which equates to 57.3 million streams—most of them from Apple Music.
Chance’s album just barely holds that title, though. Last month, Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo landed at No. 1 on the chart based almost exclusively on streaming, and continues to see 99.93 percent of units generated form streams. Chance’s verse on West’s “Ultralight Beam” is self-aware: “He said let’s do a good-ass job with Chance three/I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy.” The rapper has focused on staying independent in a rapidly shifting digital landscape. He told the Wall Street Journal last fall:
A song is a song. It’s for people to sing. There’s not supposed to be somebody above it, dictating where it goes, when it gets released, what percentage you get of it. I think there is a breakdown coming. People will start to understand that there’s no need for the middle man.
This past weekend, Chance invited fans in Chicago to his Magnificent Coloring World, a listening party that included a bounce house and carnival games.
Coloring Book is exclusive to Apple Music until May 27.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.