Wayne’s Carter V was plagued by leaks, but that didn’t stop the long-awaited album from debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 480,000 equivalent album units. It also earned the second-largest streaming week for an album with 433 million streams.
Pegasus, which leaked over the summer, was released on Oct. 30 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. However, it only sold 60,000 equivalent album units.
Trippie received backlash for his bold comparison. “trippie trippin,” wrote one commenter, while another pointed out the disparities between him and Wayne: “Yea except Carter 5 sold nearly 500k.”