Vince Staples' debut album, Summertime '06, was definitely a strong piece of work from the Long Beach native, and received mostly rave reviews, including from us. However did that translate into sales for the young Def Jam signee? Rumors/reports were circulating earlier in the week that Vince's debut moved under 5,000 units opening week, akin to Troy Ave numbers. Vince hopped on twitter to respond to these reports the other day.
Now we finally have word on the actual sales of Summertime '06, and he definitely one-upped Troy Ave, although he's not making a huge splash on the charts. The album sold, according to HHDX,13,776, making his Billboard 200 debut at #39. Meanwhile, Meek Mill nabs the coveted #1 spot with DWMTM, and Miguel actually slides right under him at #2 withWILDHEART, moving 48,375 opening week (including streams).
Stay tuned for our more in-depth recap of the weekly sales on Charts Don't Lie (Saturday).
Also show me where that under 5,000 copies came from. Then tell me what that number even means anymore.— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 7, 2015
Then tell me when they started only selling albums for one weak. Looks like NIGGAS just wanting NIGGAS to do badly. But once you get shot..— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 7, 2015
Also, I dont know why anyones talking to me I just make the music I dont buy it either its good or not anything else I can care less about.— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 7, 2015
Then you hear the "its different on a independent" argument and my answer is how? Money? We determining things by money now?— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 7, 2015
WILDEST part about it is I did more than that on iTunes pre-orders so somebody doesn't know what they're talking about. But if they did? SO?— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) July 7, 2015