A discrepancy in this week’s Nielsen Music album sales numbers has been discovered. According to HITS Daily Double, the sales for Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy actually surpassed Travis Scott’s Astroworld album, which was named this week’s No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.
“Our team has done a deep dive and found the cause of the initial discrepancy,” Nielsen’s Drew Bennett said. “We’ve since then reprocessed the jobs necessary and re-finalized the charts. As a result, 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy will be moving to #1… Our team is working quickly to identify the root cause of this discrepancy to ensure that we get it right the first time.”
As previously reported, Astroworld sold 71,048 60 total album equivalent units, 31,455 pure album sales and pulled in a streaming count of 51,953,691 this week, a 60 percent jump from his No. 7 position last week.
Meanwhile, Dummy Boy reeled in 65,598 total album equivalent units, 10,137 pure album sales and a streaming count of 73,231,512, which wasn’t enough to knock Scott out of the coveted spot — or so it seemed.
6ix9ine is currently behind bars at a New York prison where he’s awaiting trail. He’s facing multiple felonious charges, including racketeering. A judge has set his trial for September 4, 2019.