It appears Eminem is going to rock the Billboard charts next week. His new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and debut at No. 1.
Thus far in 2014, no one in hip-hop has been able to top the first week that Rick Ross' Mastermind had in March (selling 179,000 copies), but now J. Cole's been predicted to best it by quite a substantial margin.
J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Debuts At Number One On The Billboard 200 Dec 16, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Rick Ross, move over -- J. Cole just topped your first week sales record for 2014. Rozay's Mastermind moved 179,000 units in its first week back in March, but now his tally's been handily topped by that of Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
Though Kendrick Lamar's latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was supposed to be released yesterday (March 23), it came out a week early (March 16). Thus, TPAB's first week numbers are in, and the album has taken the top spot on the Billboard 100.
First Week Sales Projections For Drake's "If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late" Feb 13, 2015 at 12:41 PM
Drake surprised us last night by releasing an album, although fans were hoping for a free mixtape, it'll still do the trick to hold us over until Views From The 6 is ready.
The numbers have arrived for 50 Cent's new solo album Animal Ambition. The album, which dropped on June 3rd, was projected to move around 30,000-35,000 units opening week.
First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame" & Juicy J's "Stay Trippy" [Update: Final Numbers Revealed] Sep 3, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Big Sean and Juicy J both released two big albums this past Tuesday, but it looks like both album sales maybe short of expectations.
It was estimated last week that Drake's surprise release, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, would move around half a million units in its first week out.
YG had a pretty strong debut album, which dropped a week ago today, My Krazy Life. The album brought that new West Coast sound to the masses, with plenty of DJ Mustard production and a cohesive theme tying it all together.
First Week Sales Projections For Trey Songz' "Trigga" & Robin Thicke's "Paula" [Update: Official Numbers Are In] Jul 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both had new albums drop today, July 1st, and just hours into their releases we already have early sales projections rolling in. While there can only be one top spot for the week, this week’s release appears to not even be close.
First Week Sales Projections For T.I.'s "Paperwork" & Logic's "Under Pressure" Are Here Oct 22, 2014 at 01:38 PM
The time has arrived for us to analyze and gauge who will outsell who, the newcomer Logic with his debut album Under Pressure or the veteran in the game with his ninth studio album, T.I.?
First Week Sales Projections For Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris" & A$AP Ferg's "Trap Lord" [Update: Final First Week Sales] Aug 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM
This week was another big week in the album release department. With Earl Sweatshirt and ASAP Ferg both releasing their anticipated albums, we now have first week sale projections for their projects.
The numbers have arrived for same-day releases from Big Sean and Chris Brown & Tyga. As expected, the former artist moved more than the duo, even exceeding our expectations, however Breezy and Tyga fall squarely within the sales projections.
As Wale's new album, The Gifted, wraps up its first week on store shelves, the official numbers for its first week sales have been revealed.
First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard] Dec 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Fabolous has sort of made a tradition out of dropping projects on Christmas day, and this year was no different with his new album The Young OG Project hitting iTunes on December 25th.
First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "Full Speed" [Update: Official Numbers Are In] Feb 10, 2015 at 09:13 PM
Kid Ink dropped off his sophomore album yesterday, and with the album's release, Ink hit up Best Buy in NYC to say hi to a few fans and pick up a few copies of the album himself; watch us document that below.
50 Cent has definitely been putting himself out there in order to heavily promote his new solo album, Animal Ambition, which officially dropped yesterday.
With Wale's new album, The Gifted, hitting store shelves yesterday, its no surprise that the early first week projections are already being made.
Both Rick Ross' and Pharrell's new albums have been on the shelves for a week now, and so today we've received the first week sales for either LP.
After much speculation on the race between T.I. and Logic for the top Billboard spot, Tip's Paperwork album has come out the winner, although he wasn't quite able to attain a #1 debut.
Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" First Week Sales Projections [Update: Jay Gets Platinum Plaque] Jul 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Jay-Z has already acheived platinum status for Magna Carta Holy Grail, even before the LP dropped with the RIAA changing their regulations to accomodate the legendary rapper.
ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Debuts At No. 1, Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight" At No. 4 Mar 4, 2014 at 05:37 PM
The numbers are in for both ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight albums. Last week, according to projections, Q was on track to move 150-160k, while Cudder was looking like he'd sell 90-95k.
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