Russ Accuses Billboard Of Decreasing His “Santiago” Album Sales

Russ Accuses Billboard Of Decreasing His "Santiago" Album Sales

Russ’ new album “Santiago” debuts at #12 on Billboard.

Russ was projected to earn a high 10 debut on the US Billboard 200, however his new album Santiago obtained manner lower than the anticipated gross sales. Santiago was projected to earn 52000 equal items within the first week, but it surely bought 42k to debut at quantity 12 on the charts.

The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter and accused Billboard for taking away his unique gross sales. “Billboard & Luminate took away ANOTHER 4,000 of my REAL gross sales over the weekend making that 10,000 gross sales complete they took away from me whereas permitting main labels to pretend their streams and gross sales and do monopolistic merch bundles (solely main labels are allowed to do merch bundles as a result of the one authorized vendor is a serious label vendor),” he wrote. “These numbers and charts are made up. The influence nevertheless shouldn’t be. Shoutout to the followers.”

“I don’t assume y’all understand how nuts that is…Billboard charts are inflated by pretend knowledge which is being verified by just one firm, Luminate,” Russ wrote with a retweet of his supervisor Milan Ackerman publish, the place he accused main labels of pretend streams.

“Each Billboard & Luminate are owned by the identical firm [facepalm emoji] Anyway imma sit again and watch Milan expose the entire sh-t [popcorn emojis] [crying face emojis].”

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