chance-the-rapper-chance-3-cover

Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book album becomes the first streaming-exclusive LP to chart on Billboard Top 200, in the Top 10 albums, at that.

The praises just keep going up for Chance The Rapper’s latest album, Coloring Book; and as the praises go up, the blessings continue to come down.

According to Billboard, the Social Experiment leader’s LP made history on Sunday by becoming the first-ever streaming-exclusive album to debut on the Billboard Top 200. Streamed 57.3 million times since its release on Apple Music two weeks ago, the streaming numbers translated into 38,000 albums sold per the Billboard model, allowing Coloring Book to not only chart, but debut at a Top 10 spot, as well (at #8).

Coloring Book will remain exclusive to Apple Music until the end of the week. On May 27th, it will go live on other streaming platforms. Once it expands to Spotify, TIDAL, Amazon Music and the like, don’t be surprised if Coloring Book rises even higher in the Billboard rankings.

Chance the Rapper’s debut in the Billboard 200 will officially be announced tomorrow, when the updated list of Billboard Top 200 Albums (week of June 4th) is released to the public. To date, Drake’s VIEWS LP and Beyonce’s Lemonade album are still holding steady at #1 and #2 on the Top 200, respectively.