DAMN was released April 14 through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records and set the bar for all 2017 releases as the rapper’s latest LP easily achieved the best-selling week of the year so far.
According to a Billboard report Damn, sold 603,000 total copies in its first week of availability, nearly 100,000 more than 2017’s previous highest seller, Drake’s More Life. Of Damn!’s total, 353,000 copies came from traditional album sales, while another 227,000 were generated by streaming equivalent albums, or SEAs,
“The debut is larger than expected: on the afternoon of April 20, industry prognosticators had forecasted a bow of between 530,000 and 550,000 units,” wrote Billboard’s Keith Caulfield. “And that figure was an upgrade from three days earlier when its start was pegged at 475,000.”