Lil Uzi Vert's "Pink Tape" First Week Sales Projections Are A Potential No. 1, Young Thug Album Moves 88K

LUV's new project is on pace to be hip-hop's first No. 1 of 2023.

BYHayley Hynes

Lil Uzi Vert has been keeping us on our toes with teasers of his Pink Tape album for years now. On Friday (June 30), the highly anticipated effort finally hit DSPs, much to rap lovers' relief. It came complete with 26 tracks and appearances from Don Toliver, Bring Me The Horizon, and Travis Scott. Perhaps one of the most well-received titles on LUV's new release is "Endless Fashion" with Nicki Minaj. The Queen of Rap contributed a verse that she's revealed was nothing short of "exhausting" to complete.

Little more than 24 hours after Pink Tape made its debut, it's being reported that it could mark the first No. 1 hip-hop album of the year. Uzi's last LP, Eternal Atake, arrived to great success in early 2020. It subsequently moved 288K album-equivalent units and earned 400M US streams in its first week. At the time, it was the fourth-largest streaming debut the music industry had seen, so it's no wonder the Philadelphia native took their time with dropping the follow-up.

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Lil Uzi Vert's Pink Tape is a Hit

At the time of publication, Twitter is facing issues preventing us from receiving exact first week projections for Pink Tape. Regardless, knowing that the fashion icon could help hip-hop achieve such a major milestone is exciting.

It was thought that Young Thug might be the man for the job last month, however, he unfortunately fell short to Morgan Wallen after selling 88K. The country superstar has been topping the carts for several weeks now, but could very well be dethroned by Lil Uzi Vert in the coming days.

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Young Thug's BUSINESS IS BUSINESS Does Impressive Numbers

Check out last week's full list of album sales on Reddit below. Are you surprised that Young Thug's BUSINESS IS BUSINESS missed out on taking home rap's first No. 1 album of 2023? Let us know in the comments, and read our review of the new YSL LP at the link above.


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About The Author
Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.