Major Flop? Kanye West Refuses to Leak the Sales Numbers Behind His New Album

Kanye West speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

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Despite breaking the Internet because of his decision to release his highly-anticipated album The Life of Pablo on Tidal, pundits are pondering whether Kanye’s rash decision may have backfired against him. Kanye’s newest endeavor significantly bolstered the subscription numbers for Tidal upon its released, but failed to leave a dent on Billboard and didn’t even chart.

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With all that being said, the numbers for Kanye’s album are out. The only problem is that someone is preventing the actual numbers from being released. Of course, the person behind that move, is the man himself, Kanye West.

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The Verge received a statement from Tidal and the company said that they do “share streaming data with Nielsen Music unless requested not to by an artist.” You have to wonder if Ye’ is perhaps embarrassed by his meager performance numbers-wise. This doesn’t come as a complete shocker, considering Beyonce also blocked her sales release numbers for her controversial single “Formation.” Last week, Kanye revealed that he would drop a new album later this summer titled,  Turbo Graphx 16,  sowe’ll see if he elects to follow the same blueprint this time around. SHARE with your friends.

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