Tyler, the Creator has broken a Billboard 200 chart record following the vinyl release of Call Me If You Get Lost.
Despite the album being released last year, it has only just now dropped on vinyl. There have been international shortages of the format, and even though Tyler is a superstar, seemingly, he has been affected by the production delays.
The vinyl sales of the record have been so significant that Call Me If You Get Lost has jumped straight back to the top of the Billboard 200 after the launch. It marks the album’s second week at the top spot after landing there, thanks to streaming alone following its release.
Reportedly, Tyler has sold 49,500 physical copies of the album so far via his official web store. These figures mean the former Odd Future man has recorded the ninth-largest sales week for an album on vinyl since 1991.
It also makes it the highest sales week for a hip-hop release on vinyl since records began. Kid Cudi previously held the crown following the release of Man On The Moon III: The Chosen, which sold 41,500 copies in 2020.
Tyler is only the third artist to get a number one album following a vinyl release following Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. Additionally, Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) has the most significant vinyl sales week overall after coming out last November.