Last week it was reported Tekashi 6ix9ine’s freshman album DUMMY BOY debuted at No. 2 after Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD reappeared at the top spot of the Billboard charts. However, it was shortly announced that Nielsen made a mistake, and the “MAMA” rapper actually had the No. 1 album in the country.
6ix9ine’s latest collection outsold La Flame’s by 200 units. However, it appears that Billboard hasn’t updated their site and Nielsen is being hit with a lawsuit.
Hits Daily Doubles also reported that there was a meeting with Sony Billboard, and DUMMY BOY distributor Create Music Group, where in litigation was threatened because they can’t count SoundCloud or TIDAL streams.
As reports about the accuracy of the Nielsen count surfaced, Billboard took down the article saying Travis Scott had the No. 1 album, but hasn’t replaced it with the follow-up reports.
“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.”