Tyler, Call Me If You Get Lost by The Creator has received numerous awards, but it has recently received one that will no doubt impress fans of physical media.
The album has already smashed the record for the greatest vinyl sales week for a rap album, following its Grammy triumph for Best Rap Album. Tyler brought in an additional 49,500 copies after announcing the record sale on his web store, sending the album back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Luminate (via Billboard).
Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon III: The Chosen, which sold 41,500 copies, was the previous holder of the record, according to Luminate, which has been tracking vinyl sales since 1991. Tyler’s most recent sales week also set a new record for a solo male album sold on vinyl. Taylor Swift holds the record for the best sales week for a vinyl album since 1991, with 114,000 vinyl LPs sold for Red (Taylor’s Version). Tyler’s website sold the official CMIYGL vinyl edition for $35, which included a normal black double-LP set. Now, the album has become the fourth to return to No. 1 after being re-released on vinyl, following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo.
“First and foremost, I’m pumped,” Tyler said on Instagram Live after his Grammy win. “Thank you, DJ Drama; you’re fucking huge in the world of rap music.” Thank you to all of my friends who have supported me. Thank you to my entire crew, my entire squad…for allowing me to record an album where I simply flex all day.”