As we’ve reported, Astroworld looks set to garner a sales figure of 450,000 units sold, and overtake Drake’s Scorpion double. The next question is thus: where will the other debutantes rank on the Billboard sales chart. The two titles that comes to mind immediately are Mac Miller’s Swimming and YG’s STAY DANGEROUS, which are believed are projected to slot into the top 5 five beside albums of a different persuasion.
According to Hits Daily Double, the list could look a little something like this, with Post Malone and Drake both retaining their spots at the very summit of the charts:
- Travis Scott (455-470k Total, 175-185k)
- Drake (126-131k, 10-12k)
- Post Malone (53-58k, 4-5k)
- YG (52-57k, 7-8k)
- Mac Miller (44-48k, 10-12k)
- Juice WRLD (37-40k, <1k)
- XXXTentacion (35-38k, 1-2k)
- Cardi B (33-36k, 1-2k)
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (27-30k, 16-18k)
- The Greatest Showman (26-29k, 14-16k)
Notice how hip hop predominates, with show tunes edging out the final spots of contention; it’s a two horse race. Not only was Mac Miller’s Swimming receive vocal support from fans, but it garnered him a few new followers in the process. The Pittsburgh-native took a moment to thank his fans for the pick-me-up.
YG spoke of his “consistent” approach on Tuesday’s episode of Everyday Struggle, stating “We’ve been putting that shit in motherfucker’s faces for years and now the world already knows what time it is.”