Andy Mineo achieves personal bests for album sales and Billboard for ‘Uncomfortable’ (Updated)
In a competitive week of music which included releases from Drake & Future, Lana Del Rey and Mac Miller, Andy Mineo’s new album Uncomfortable still squeezed into the top 10 of the Billboard 200.
Uncomfortable sold 35,000 units and 32,000 in pure album sales to land at No. 10 on Oct. 10’s Billboard 200, as well as No. 1 among Top Christian Albums and No. 3 among Rap Albums, according to Billboard. These numbers best Mineo’s previous releases.
In April 2013, his debut album Heroes for Sale sold 28,000 copies in Week 1 and debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200. In Jan. 2014, his EP Never Land moved 26,000 copies in its first week, putting it at No. 13 on the Billboard 200.
Update: Billboard released more charts for the week of Oct. 10 on Wednesday. In addition to the aforementioned charts, Uncomfortable debuted at No. 9 among Top Album Sales, No. 6 among Digital Albums and No. 1 among Independent Albums.
A couple of songs from his album also landed on charts. “Uncomfortable” and “Know That’s Right” came in at No. 23 and No. 25, respectively, among Hot Christian Songs. “Uncomfortable” rose to No. 10 among Christian Streaming Songs as well.
Mineo also found himself on a Billboard list rarely visited by Christian hip-hop artists, the Artist 100, where he sits at No. 38. The Artist 100 is determined by a combined score of radio airplay, sales data, streaming date and social activity.
In regards to conflicting reports over how many units that Mineo sold in the first week, Reach Records told Rapzilla on Wednesday that Billboard’s initial report was correct and that his total was 35,329, “exactly.”