The Canadian rap-crooner moved 54,000 units, 15,000 of which were traditional album sales. The “Real Thing” artist was more than happy about the accomplishment. “I SOLD 54,000 first week,” he wrote on Twitter. “NO SINGLE on Radio … NO CO-SIGN … that’s what i call one loyal ass real FANBASE !! thank u all ??.”
The new album tops the debut of his freshman album, I Told You, by one spot. In 2016, ITY debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 after a week, moving 52,000 units. While the first project had more commercial push, Memories Don’t Die has the star power. The LP features 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Nav and others, and has production from AraabMuzik, OG Parker, Nav, C-Sick, Play Picasso and more.
It is also admittedly a more polished project. “So proud of the music on the album, no lie I freestyled my whole first album,” Tory explained on social media back in October. “Now the pen is back on paper ..my day1 fans know what I mean. I really forgot how nice I am with a pen and paper .. WOW .. album 2 is not a fuck around ting.”
Black Panther: The Album is still holding strong on the No. 1 spot, having moved an additional 76,000 units. Migos move back, but still remain in the top five at No. 4, with an additional 52,000 units moved.
Others sitting in the top 10 as far as hip-hop is concerned are Post Malone (Stoney), Kendrick Lamar (Damn.) and 6ix9ine (Day69), who sit at No. 6, No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.
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