Trippie Redd Scores his First No. 1 Album
Rapper Trippie Redd has landed his first number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The Ohio native’s recent debut “A Love Letter to You 4” debuts at the very top leading all albums. Released on November 22nd via TenThousand Projects, the set collects just under 104,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Stats and numbers are tracked and reported by Nielsen Music. Furthermore, A Love Letter To You 4 marks the MC’s fourth top 10 album on the Billboard 200. Perhaps most noteworthy, all of the albums have come a little over a year. Previous visits to the top 10 were in August 2019, November 2018, and August 2018.
Especially relevant, The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States. Billboard uses multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units to track rankings. Additionally, units are made up of album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums. Of the close to 104,000 units Trippie Redd has earned – actual sales are 14,000 units. Track equivalent units are equal to 1,000 and streaming equivalent albums come in at 88,000. In addition to a buzz, the artist saw a boost in album sales generated by concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. Trippie Redd has an upcoming tour starting January and some merchandise/album bundles are sold via his website.
To no surprise, most of the new album’s units were accumulated via streaming activity. With a strong showing of 88,000 streaming equivalent album units – this translates to 125.9 million on-demand audio streams. These numbers are only based on the set’s first week. However, it should come as no surprise that this was the most streamed album of the week overall. Keep an eye on the Ohio rapper, he is making some good music, setting trends, and seems to be in it for the long haul.