Young Thug's Barter 6 was certainly the most talked about new album last week. But it wasn't able to touch Tyler, The Creator's Cherry Bomb in sales.
Tyler's fourth studio album moved 56,172 copies in its first week, according to Hits Daily Double. That's good for fourth place on the album chart. To use some recent comps, that's a little better than Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful's 49K first week, but not nearly as good as the 100,245 Wale's The Album About Nothing did in its debut week.
It should be noted that Cherry Bomb, which was more or less a surprise drop, had far less promotion than either of those two albums.
As for Thugger, Barter 6 only moved 18,714 units in its first week. Couple caveats here, too: Thug's "week" was about four and a half days, and Barter 6 is officially a mixtape. (Although nobody knew that until it was released, and that didn't seem to bother Drake.)
Still, those are some pretty weak numbers, especially considering how much controversy and clicks the album has created in the past month.
Have you heard either Cherry Bomb or Barter 6? If so, what did you think?