First week numbers are always a subject of debate, particularly in hip hop...they serve as concrete proof of how anticipated these projects were and how passionate fans are despite being able to download bootlegs pretty much anywhere. Complex Mag has the full rundown, but check out some huge numbers from the top 5 artists...surprised?
Frank Ocean Blonde: Released 8/20 276,000
Weeknd Starboy: Released 11/25 348,000
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only: Released 12/9 492,000 (once again, Cole set to go platinum with no features)
Beyonce Lemonade: Released 4/23 653,000 (and yes, she really did announce tour tix on sale Monday after Superbowl...before we had a chance to hear the album, and learn the words #savage)
Drake Views: Released 4/29 1,039,058 (just....damn.)
Check out Complex for the full rundown