Tyler, the Creator is back once again; on June 25th, 2021, his sixth studio album, “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” was released. Coming on the heels of his Grammy-winning album, “IGOR,” CMIYGL is already lighting up sales. The album sold 177,478 units in its first week of release. This is enough for the 2nd best first-week sales of 2021 among rappers, trailing J. Cole’s “The Off-season.” Across all genres, the album still garnered enough sales to crack the top five.
The latest album has garnered a lot of great praise from both fans and critics alike. According to Metacritic, the CMIYGL received a combined critic Metascore of 89/100. Moreover, the album also received a 9.0/10 User Score, which averages fans’ ratings.
The album features appearances from DJ Drama, Lil Wayne, 42 Dugg, NBA Youngboy, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. With another great record, Tyler has further cemented himself in rap culture, and it will be interesting to see where his music takes him next.
Aside from Tyler, the Creator, a few other top rappers dropped last week as well. Among them was Doja Cat, who released her third studio album “Planet Her” on the same day. The album sold 109,461 units in its first week, enough for ninth among rap albums this year.
These sales indicate her huge leap in stardom, as her previous album “Hot Pink” only sold 20,000 units in first-week sales. In addition, Doja Cat was accompanied by big-name artists like Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, SZA, and Young Thug on the album.
Rappers who also dropped last week were Rauw Alejandro, Ski Mask the Slump God, and Logic. First, Rauw Alejandro released “VICE VERSA,” selling 19,388 units in its first week. Next, Ski Mask dropped his first studio album in three years with “Sin City the Mixtape,” which had 16,260 units in first-week sales. Lastly, Logic dropped “YS Collection Vol. 1”, which sold 14,140 units in first-week sales.