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‘Vultures 1’ by Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s Rants No. 1 on Billboard 200 charts: A Look at the Song’s Success.

Ye, an American rapper and record producer Formerly known as Kanye West has released a chart-topping sensation with his latest album, “Vultures 1”, a collaborative effort with Ty Dolla $ign

“Vultures 1” is on Ye’s 11th No. 1 album. This song gained over 167 million official streams which contributed to its ranking.

Take a look at the intro:

All eyes are on me
Won’t tell no lies, won’t hold my tongue
Don’t cry for me
(This Chicago, nigga)
(I want some Juice)


However, the success didn’t come without setbacks and controversies

Initially, Ye had planned to release his album “Vultures 1” in December but the release date got pushed multiple times because of antisemitic comments backed with difficulties getting permission to sample a Backstreet Boys song and a Nicki Minaj verse on two tracks. 


These delays generated curiosity and anticipation among fans, which added to the album’s success.


However, More challenges arose after Ye and his collaborator, Ty Dolla $ign, under the name ¥$ previewed “Vultures 1” at listening parties in Chicago and New York ahead of its release.


When “Vultures 1” finally dropped on 9 February 2024 it was a big hit. It’s been praised for its powerful lyrics and catchy beats. 


Despite all these challenges, Vultures 1 now ranks No. 1 on the Billboard charts, marking Ye’s first chart-topper since “Donda” in 2021. The album earned 148,000 equivalent units in its debut week and 18,000 sales.



Ranting No. 2 is Usher’s “Coming Home” released just before his Super Bowl halftime performance and reached, his highest charting album in 12 years, following his Super Bowl performance. 


Other notable entries on the charts include Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” at No. 3, Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” at No. 4, and SZA’s “SOS” at No. 5.


In addition to its commercial achievements, Vultures 1 serves as a cultural touchstone, addressing themes of redemption, self-expression, and resilience. 


Ye is known for making headlines, and this album was no exception. It was worth the wait. 


On the other hand ventures 1 marked a significant comeback in Ye’s career, showcasing his ability to overcome obstacles and deliver something exceptional to his audience thereby leaving them eager to explore his tracks.


By: Precious Ndukwe


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