The Bronx rapper is expected to top the Billboard 200 next week.
The first week sales projections for Cardi B's debut album Invasion Of Privacy have arrived. According to Hits Daily Double, the album is expected to move between 170,000 to 200,000 equivalent album units in its first week with 45,000 to 55,000 of that figure being made up of pure sales. Cardi's 2017 mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2 previously peaked at No. 25 on the US Independent Album charts. Due to pre-release single sales, including those of Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Bodak Yellow," the album has already been certified gold by the RIAA. However, those numbers will not contribute to the first week numbers recorded by Billboard.
Meanwhile, Lil Xan's Total Xanarchy is projected to move between 30,000 and 35,000 equivalent album units. 10,000 to 13,000 of that figure is expected to be made up of traditional sales. The album features "Betrayed," Xan's single which peaked at No. 64 on the Hot 100, as well as features from 2 Chainz, YG, Charli XCX, Rae Sremmurd, Yo Gotti, and Rich The Kid.
Official sales numbers for the projects will announced by Billboard early next week. For now, you can stream Cardi's album, which features guest appearances from YG, Chance The Rapper, SZA, Kehlani, Migos, and 21 Savage, here. Cardi will appear as the musical guest on tonight's (April 7) episode of Saturday Night Live.