ScHoolBoy Q’s Blank Face LP sold over 74,000 copies (after streaming) to help it debut at No. 2 on on the Billboard 200 charts.
Drake’s VIEWS sold 92,000 more copies — with a ton of help of it being one of the most streamed projects ever — which helped it return to the No. 1 spot on the charts. It had spent nine weeks there before Blink 182’s new album, California, took the top spot from Drake for a week.
The Blank Face LP numbers are more than half of what Q sold with his last album, Oxymoron, almost two-and-a-half years ago in its first week, where sold about 133,000 copies. But given the advances in streaming — in both the amount people do it and how much it counts for album sales — the numbers aren’t too surprising.
Much like fellow West Coast rapper YG, ScHoolBoy’s first-week sales dropped from debut to sophomore efforts despite the second album receiving more general acclaim than the first.