Chance The Rapper's 'Coloring Book' To Make Historic Chart Debut
No matter where you land on the Chance The Rapper appreciation scale, you can't help but step back and revel in the impact of his new mixtape project, Coloring Book, and all it's accomplished in the five days since its release. Nevermind the fact that it brought Jay Electronica out of hiding, Coloring Book, as a free mixtape release, seems poised to do much more than that. Its success made good on Chano's "Ultralight Beam" promise ("Let's make it so free and the bars so hard there ain't one gosh darn part you can't tweet,") as it was recently reported that every single line from the project has been tweeted in the time since it dropped.
And if all goes according to plan, Coloring Book will be the first mixtape release to chart on streams alone in Billboard history, moving the equivalent of 30,000-40,000 units based on streaming totals according to Hits Daily Double. To be clear: Chance won't be hitting the top of the pops (especially with Drake's VIEWS and Beyonce's Lemonade holding court,) but it does appear that the Grammys will officially consider free mixtape releases due to this incredible reception and a petition that circulated just a week prior that pleaded for this amendment to Grammy protocol. Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book is currently available for free as an Apple Music exclusive, but will soon be made available on all other streaming platforms.