Chance the Rapper Tweets 618K People Downloaded Donnie Trumpet's 'Surf' in Its First Week
When Chance the Rapper dropped his collaborative Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment album Surf on iTunes for free last week, he did so modestly as an out-of-the-blue surprise not even bearing his name. But that didn't stop it from making a big impact.
According to the Chicago MC, who tweeted the iTunes download figures Friday, Surf racked up 618,000 full-album downloads in its first week and more than 10.1 million single track downloads.
Though it's not a fair direct comparison, it's worth noting A$AP Rocky moved 146,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 31, according to Nielsen Music, with his Billboard 200 chart-topping At.Long.Last.A$AP. Of those, 117,000 were through traditional album sales and the rest were by track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums.
Chance also said that the album will remain free forever -- good news for new and future fans.