Rapper Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is about to debut at number-one on the US album chart – a whole two months after it originally dropped.
Thanks to West finally putting the record on sale on his website and Tidal last week, Pablo is now expected to hit the top of Billboard’s April 23 sales listing.
The Life of Pablo racked up 90,000 sales for the week ending on April 7, despite previously being available for streaming only on Tidal since February 13.
West, 38, could also set a record as the first Billboard number-one where more than half of its sales were earned as streaming equivalent albums.
Janet Jackson’s tour is officially postponed to 2017 The Life of Pablo officially went on sale on April 1 as a paid download on West’s website and Tidal.
Its surprise release came hours after West finally released his newest tracks to streaming services Apple Music and Spotify.
This was a sharp reversal for the rapper, who originally vowed to “never” make The Life of Pablo available to Apple.