Around this time last year, Kanye West told Power 99
that he was aiming to have a new album out by summer 2014. So far, no word on a new album, but the idea of a surprise drop on iTunes would likely to appeal to Yeezy. His 2013 album Yeezus
may have debuted at No. 1 on the charts, but it marked Kanye's lowest-selling debut
week of his career. Why? Industry insiders had initially predicted that the highly-anticipated album would move 500,000 copies in its first week, but an early leak likely contributed to significantly diminished figures (327,000 copies sold). So how does one avoid the dreaded album leak? Bypassing the physical CD production and going straight to the web is certainly an option.