Tyga released his oft-delayed The Gold Album to stream for free on Spotify as a surprise last week, then continued the “surprise” and made it available for purchase on iTunes the following Friday. As we learned with Troy Ave, this results in only 3 days of sales tracking, being that Nielsen Soundscan closes their tally on Sunday evenings. Unfortunately for Tyga – his 3 days came up even shorter than Troy’s did!
Since the charts are made available on Wednesdays, Complex did some digging earlier today and found that T-Raww moved a whopping 2,200 units in those 3 days. OUCH. Tyga had the following to say in response to their findings:
@complex label I put it out for free on spotify last tues. the whole purpose was to stream it.Kuz label problems. Got millions of streams
He then added:
“Yall mfs is funny. I put my album out myself for free on spotify,soundcloud, YouTube to stream. Didn’t plan on selling it Kuz of label problems. It’s a dope album. Got a lot of great feedback and millions of streams.”