This week didn’t start well for Tekashi 6ix9ine as his projected album sales fell by 100,000 on Monday (Sept. 7).
Following news that Tekashi’s new album, “TattleTales,” was being projected to sell around 150,000 equivalent album sales and possibly debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, a new report from HitsDailyDouble now includes information that the Brooklyn rapper is only on pace to move around 40,000 – 50,000 units and debut at #3 on the Billboard album charts.
According to speculations, which DJ Akademiks confirmed, many of the album bundles of Tekashi’s LP have been deemed ineligible. If the numbers stick, it would put Big Sean’s new “Detroit 2” album in pole position.
On Saturday (Sept. 5), Tekashi vented on Instagram about feeling like he’s not getting a fair chance.
I woke up in a bad mood, Ima keep it all the way a buck. I’m supposed to be in a good mood, but I’m in a bad mood. Album just dropped, yesterday. I’m looking at all these [streaming services]…they completely shutting us out like we didn’t drop an album.Tekashi 6ix9ine
In July, Billboard changed the rules when it came to bundles.
“Under the new rules, which will be implemented at a start date to be announced, all albums bundled with either merchandise or concert tickets must be promoted as an à la carte add-on to those purchases in order to be counted on the charts (i.e. a separate item added to a shopping cart on its own). Those included as part of a baked-in, single-price option (along with the merchandise or ticket), with the album cost undisclosed to the consumer, will no longer be counted.”