NAV is expected to have the highest-selling debut of the week, next to Kehlani and Lil Durk.
Music fans are starting to think about how the Billboard Hot 100 will look in a week's time when Tekashi 6ix9ine's "GOOBA" and Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's "Stuck With U" both debut on the chart. However, there is also a fight happening on the Billboard 200 with three new projects looking to grab that top spot.
Last week, we saw new albums from NAV (Good Intentions), Kehlani (It Was Good Until It Wasn't), and Lil Durk (Just Cause Y'all Waited 2). All three had hoped to debut at the top spot but only one of them is looking to have a credible possibility of capturing that position.
According to Hits Daily Double, NAV is leading the way as far as new releases go. His album Good Intentions is poised to move approximately 70-75K equivalent album units. With the deluxe version arriving today, that number may even go up a touch.
Kehlani is next in line, earning a strong first week with around 60-65K equivalent album units moved.
Finally, Lil Durk ends up in third place, moving approximately 45-50K units.
Of course, NAV may not end up debuting at the top spot on the Billboard 200. Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes previously peaked at #2 behind Kenny Chesney and there is a chance that his mixtape sells enough in its second week out for it to move up a spot.
Congratulations to all three debuting artists on the Billboard 200.