Maybe it was merely driven by curiosity, maybe it’s a sign of the times, or maybe it’s because it’s a deeply-personal, sweet, savage, scattered, seven-track album, but Kanye’s entire Ye record charted in the Top 50 on the weekend.
While we have grumbled about this symptom of streaming in the past, seven songs seems less like a complete farce, and more representative of Kanye’s popularity/divisiveness.
His placements are as such:
12. All Mine
22. Ghost Town
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40. Violent Crimes
41. I Thought About Killing You
46. No Mistakes
Surprisingly, the lower-charting and therefore the least popular, is the most like his older chipmunk soul stuff. Maybe people don’t miss the old Kanye, after all.