Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator had a first-week in sales to remember. The hip-hop superstar’s Call Me If You Get Lost album dominated the competition and debuted atop the music chart.
Tyler the Creator’s Monster Week
After a solid seven days of availability, Tyler’s latest studio album pushed out more than 177,000 copies in the first week. His only real competition came from fellow West Coast rap crooner Doja Cat.
Tyler, The Creator‘s CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST (Columbia) opens at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 177k, a new sales peak for the influential rapper/producer. Kemosabe/RCA‘s Doja Cat follows at #2 with Planet Her, which posts 109k. (HITS Daily Double)
Initial estimates also had the album slated to debut atop the sales chart.
Tyler, The Creator will score his second #1 debut on next Friday’s HITS Top 50, with CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST (Columbia). After one day of sales and streams, the album is projecting around 175k in activity for Tyler’s biggest debut yet. 2019’s IGOR opened with 165k. In addition to a projected 180m streams, sales of the album’s sold-out box set, available from Tyler’s online store, are contributing to his overall total. Doja Cat’s Planet Her (Kemosabe/RCA) is headed toward a career-best 100k and could compete with Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Geffen) for the runner-up spot. Victor Victor/Republic’s Ski Mask the Slump God looks good for around 18k, a likely Top 25 debut. (HITS Daily Double)
Tyler, The Creator’s New Album Coming
Recently, the Creator went to his social media pages to get fans hyped for more than just a new song. Tyler shared the project’s presumed cover art and penciled in Friday, June 25 as its drop date.
“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: JUNE 25TH … @luisperezdop @darrenvongphakdy @gregoryferrandart 😍”
New ‘LUMBERJACK’ Is Awesome
Earlier the same week, TTC hit up his social media pages to unload his “LUMBERJACK” record to the world. It’s way more than just a great single, there’s an entire visual packed with Tyler’s unique wittiness and unique take on music videos featuring himself wearing an older face, battling a snowstorm and eating snacks with painted nails.
“DIRECTOR: WOLF HALEY DP: LUIS PANCH PEREZ PRODUCER: TARA RAZAVI FOR HAPPY PLACE”
In less than an hour, the video ignited over 370,000 YouTube views. But what stood out the most was how many people flooded the comments section with praise.
“this is like old odd future tyler + igor shine… in other words the album of the year is on its way apparently”
“Whether or not you like Tyler’s music you gotta admire how he reinvents himself every album.”
“this gonna be the album of the year, we got a whole nother Cherry Bomb coming and I’m ready for the explosion”
Tyler The Creator + Lil Baby Headline Bonnaroo
In September, Tyler might treat Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival concertgoers to “LUMBERJACK” live. The hip-hop heavyweight is slated to perform at the annual concert’s three-day event.
Following a COVID-19-related postponement, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will return to Manchester, Tennessee, from September 2-5, 2021. Today, the festival has announced its full lineup. It’ll kick off with the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, September 2. Megan Thee Stallion and Foo Fighters will headline Friday; Tame Impala and Lizzo will lead Saturday; and Tyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey will headline Saturday. Artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Jason Isbell, Brittany Howard, Deftones, Run the Jewels, and many others will play during the weekend. (Pitchfork)