Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tops Charts Despite Rapper's Worst Debut

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By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
June 28, 2013|9:49 am

Kanye West may have caused some controversy with his sixth studio album title Yeezus, but the 36-year-old rapper has officially achieved success with the musical project.

West's Yeezus debuted with 327,000 copies sold. The rapper's album boasts the third-largest sales week of 2013 thus far, according to Billboard reports.

The only albums to sell more than Yeezus this year was Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Billboard reported. Although Yeezus was a top seller this year, it West's lowest selling album to date.

However, the rapper made it clear that he was no longer interested in achieving mainstream success.

West performed at New York City's Governor's Ball Music Festival recently where he ranted to the crowd about not striving for commercial success with Yeezus.

"Honestly at this point, I could give a (expletive) about selling a million records as long as I can put out an album for the summer that y'all can rock to all (expletive) summer," he told his audience at the music festival. "At this point, I don't really give a (expletive) about outside opinions."

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The rapper took to the stage at the music festival to perform some new music from his upcoming album and let it be known that he had different plans for promoting his project.

"You know with this album, we ain't drop no single for radio. We ain't got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. (Expletive), we ain't even got no cover," West revealed to the audience at the festival during his 36th birthday weekend. "Honestly at this point when I listen to radio, that ain't where I wanna be no more."

Although West's Yeezus topped Billboard charts, it was his first album that sold less than 400,00 in its opening week since his debut album.

 

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