Tyler, The Creator breaks the record for the biggest vinyl sales for a rap album
Tyler, The Creator broke the record for the biggest vinyl sales week for a rap album in over 30 years with his latest album, “Call Me If You Get Lost.”
The California artist released his critically acclaimed sixth studio effort in June 2021, with the LP winning Best Rap Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards earlier this month.
Like stereogum reports, ‘Call Me…’ returned to the top of the Billboard 200 chart after Tyler released a vinyl edition of the album. It is said to have gone on to sell 49,500 physical copies through its official online store.
The record now has the ninth-biggest week of sales for a vinyl album since the numbers began in 1991. “Call Me…” earned the biggest week of vinyl sales of any rap LP, taking the title of ” Man On The Moon III: The” by Kid Cudi. Selected’; the 2020 version sold 41,500 copies last December.
Taylor Swift’s “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, which was released last November, has the biggest vinyl sales week overall.
According to stereogum, Tyler’s most recent full-length effort is the fourth album to return to Billboard Number 1 after a vinyl release. Other records to do so are “Evermore” and “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” by Swift, and “Sour” by Olivia Rodrigo.
In a four star review of “Call Me If You Get Lost”, NME stated that the LP “is neither a complete retreat into the past, nor Tyler trying to escape it”.
“Instead, the record comes across as an all-encompassing culmination of Tyler’s ever-variable sound, showing that growth isn’t always linear and that artists can be a multitude of things. On ‘Call Me…’, Tyler is cementing his place as a generational talent, in top form and continues to push the boundaries of his vision and kaleidoscopic.
Tyler, The Creator is due to return to the UK/Ireland this summer for appearances at Parklife, Wireless and Longitude festivals. He will also perform at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, which takes place in June.