“Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the first streaming-exclusive set to reach the list,” Keith Caulfield reports for Billboard.
“The independently released album bowed exclusively through Apple Music’s streaming service on May 13 and launches at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 equivalent album units,” Caulfield reports. “Nearly all of those units were generated by streams of the albums tracks via Apple Music, equating to 57.3 million streams. (Each streaming equivalent album unit is equal to 1,500 streams from an album.)”
‘Coloring Book will remain exclusive to Apple Music until May 27, when it becomes available to other streaming services,” Caulfield reports. “There are no announced plans to release the album for sale.”
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MacDailyNews Take: A milestone for music streaming in general and Apple Music in particular.