Migos released their new album CULTURE 2 on Friday (Jan. 26) featuring A-list artists like Drake, Big Sean, Post Malone, 21 Savage, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. It’s now become a norm for artists of this stature to go with a digital only release for first week or two followed by physical edition in stores like Best Buy, Target and Amazon.
CULTURE 2 features 24 tracks in total which gives them an upper hand in aggregating tons of that will count towards the final figures for both Neilsen/Soundscan and RIAA. But here’s another interesting bit — the CD edition of the album will hit stores on February 2nd and it will be a double disc set containing 12 songs each. This also means that all pure sales of the album will be counted twice for RIAA purposes (Soundscan only counts them as one sale). For example, if CULTURE 2 sells 20k copies of the album in the week ending Feb. 8, it will be counted as 40k towards RIAA certifications and with 24 songs on the digital edition, Migos will be able to take full advantage of 1,500 streams = 1 sale rule.
CULTURE 2 features production from Pharrell, Kanye West, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Murda Beatz, Travis Scott, Cardo and more. Find full production credits on this link. In a recent interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Migos claimed that they are the biggest group ever in history of music.