Friday, June 21, 2024

UPDATE: Kanye’s “Ye” Went from Yeesh to Yes, Over Performed with Total 210K Streamed, Downloaded


Kanye West’s “Ye” went from Yeesh to Yes, and over performed from its original low ball estimate.

BuzzAngle and Hitsdailydouble say it sold a total of 210,000 copies downloaded and streamed.

Of that number 80,000 were paid downloads. There are no physical CDs.

“Ye” didn’t do as well as a number of other albums this year. But 210K is a respectable place to start.

The seven track, 23 minute EP sells for $7.99 so that may have encouraged fans to download it.

And it’s good news for all the people who should have received sampling money– there are a lot of them, starting with obscure 60s pop writer Trade Martin. It’s his song “Take Me For a Little While” that forms Kanye’s “Ghost Town.”

New releases today flooded the chart and knocked “Ye” to number 5. One of those releases was Kanye’s other 23 minute EP with Kid Cudi.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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