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85 Million Streams (50M On Spotify) Push Kayne West's "Life Of Pablo" To #1


(Hypebot) – Kayne West's Life of Pablo took the top spot of the BuzzAngle album chart last week with over 82,000 album project units. It accumulated 85M streams, meaning 70% of consumption came from streaming, a first for the format. The top 10 albums together totaled 240M streams, with Pablo accounting for 1/3 of that.


UPDATE: Spotify says its users streamed the album 50 million times last week in the U.S.


A couple late reporting outlets will add a few more thousand to the total. Kayne's track Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 was the top streamed song off of Life of Pablo, with 10M streams. Even the least streamed song on the album, Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission still had almost 1.9M streams, showing an extremely balanced performance for the album.


The album garnered over 25K album sales, which ranked 5th for the week in that category.


The Rest Of The Chart


Traveller by Chris Stapleton is second on the weekly chart with over 73,000 album project units. In a solid week for new titles, other top new releases were Lukas Graham by Lukas Graham, debuting at #3, Twenty88 by Twenty88 at #4 and Weezer (The White Album), by Weezer at #6.