Quavo's "Rocket Power": First Week Sales Projections Revealed

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ATLANTA, GA - August 15: Atlanta-based rapper Quavo performs before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees at Truist Park on August 15, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images)
Quavo impressed fans with "Rocket Power."

Last Friday, Quavo came out with his new solo album, Rocket Power. Overall, this was an emotional body of work for the artist. It is his first piece of music since the death of Takeoff in November of 2022. Consequently, fans were very curious about how this album would turn out. In the end, the album was great. There was a mix of emotional and introspective tracks, alongside the type of songs that the artist is more known for. It is a project that satisfied listeners in multiple ways, and the reviews are reflective of that.

With Travis Scott's Utopia dominating the charts, many were curious as to how the two albums would stack up against one another. Unfortunately for Quavo, it doesn't seem like he will come close to topping the charts. According to DJ Akademiks, Rocket Power is expected to sell 33K units in its first week on the charts. This is certainly lower than expected. Moreover, with Travis Scott expected to sell 160K in his fourth week on the charts, it seems like Rocket Power isn't getting the recognition it deserves.

Quavo Hit With Low Sales Despite Positive Reviews

Quavo's album is also going to sell less than Santiago which is the new album by Russ. However, Russ' album is being boosted by physical sales. As for Quavo, he didn't include merch bundles with his album, much like Travis did. If there is one thing for certain in 2023, it is that album sales have become a game. If you want to succeed at the highest level, you are going to have to play that game. Either way, this does not take away from the fact that the artist dropped a dope album.

Hopefully, more people check out the project throughout the rest of the year. Let us know what you think of Rocket Power, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the music world. We will be sure to keep you informed.

About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.