Tory Lanez Earns Lowest-Charting Opening Week Of His Career With ‘Daystar’ Album

After months of bad press, Lanez lost nearly 30,000 units in sales from his previous project.

Going by Tory Lanez’s Instagram Page, the embattled performer is celebrating life and giving honor to the Most High. 2020 has been a rollercoaster year, professionally and personally, for the Canadian singer/rapper who is now an independent artist.

The New Toronto 3 debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in April with 64,000 album-equivalent units. Six months later, Lanez barely made it into the rankings’ Top 10 region with his latest project.

Lanez’s Daystar pulled in 36,000 first-week units. That put the album at #10 on the latest Billboard album tally. Most of the units came from 47.7 million on-demand streams and only 2,000 in traditional pure sales.

Daystar earned the lowest-charting debut week of Lanez’s career. 2019’s Chixtape 5 started at #2. 2018’s Memories Don’t Die bowed at #3. 2018’s Love Me Now? and 2016’s I Told You both launched at #4.

Tory Lanez released Daystar after over two months of news stories connected to Megan Thee Stallion being shot in the feet. The violent incident took place in July following a party at Kylie Jenner’s Los Angeles-area house.

Megan publicly named Lanez as the person that fired the gun at her that night. Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) was arrested for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and released on $35,000 bail. He claims to be innocent of shooting the Houston rapper.