"Still Brazy" is expected to sell less than "My Krazy Life," though that doesn't say anything about the quality of YG's latest work.
YG's sophomore album, Still Brazy, technically dropped yesterday (June 17), though he provided early streaming access via Apple Music on Tuesday night (June 14). HDD, the source that is known for providing first-week projections a day after an album's release, has already released its forecast for Still Brazy.
It's assumed that the numbers are a combination of Friday's sales plus the streaming equivalent sales that were tracked from the album's early appearance on Apple Music. With that being said, the industry publication has predicted that Still Brazy will move somewhere between 37-42k copies including streaming. In pure album sales, the first-week sales are expected to fall between 27-30k.
If those projections stick, Still Brazy will have underperformed YG's debut album by selling about 20,000 less copies than My Krazy Life was able to move in its first week. Still, Still Brazy has been met with the same type of universal acclaim as My Krazy Life, and it's a less radio-friendly album in many ways. My Krazy Life made its debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and Still Brazy is expected to do the same, falling way short of the presumptive No. 1, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway, predicted to sell 100-105k copies with streaming and 90-95k in pure sales.
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