Meek Mill's "Championships" Projected For An Impressive First Week

Meek Mill’s Championships dropped on Friday to instantaneous acclaim from followers, who seemingly rallied across the rapper as one would a “individuals’s champ.” Boasting visitor appearances from Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Cardi B, Drake, Future, Young Thug, and extra, Meek Mill’s newest album appeared destined for a stable first week, particularly given his latest unjust incarceration. Now, it could seem his efforts have paid f, as Championships is poised for a formidable debut on the charts.

HDD is already projecting the album to maneuver between 150-175okay models, with 24-27okay coming from conventional gross sales. It needs to be famous that this marked a notable step-up from his earlier album Wins & Losses, which moved 102okay models throughout its first week. Clearly, the general public have taken curiosity in Meek, and it is good to see his spectacular effort be rewarded in variety. 

Aside from Meek, Quality Control’s personal Lil Baby put in work, along with his Street Gossip undertaking bringing in between 80-90okay; it is a good search for the rapper, who has already dropped two initiatives prior. Earl Sweatshirt’s return established his place as “cult icon,” along with his lo-fi odyssey Some Rap Songs pushing between 28-33okay. Overall, a giant week for hip-hop, with many dope initiatives being appreciated accordingly. 

Tory Lanez' "LoVE me NOw?" First Week Sales Projections Are Here

This previous week noticed a number of high-prile albums lastly arriving after a protracted wait. Tory Lanez’ LoVE me NOw? was one the preferred releases the week however Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih’s Mih-Ty shouldn’t be overshadowed. We have been additionally fortunate sufficient to obtain new efforts from Mick Jenkins, Joji, MadeinTYO and others. Tory sits on the entrance the rankings, as anticipated, together with his second album the 12 months and the first-week gross sales projections have been making the rounds as for what we are able to anticipate the album to promote in its debut.

LoVE me NOw? reached the highest Apple Music’s streaming chart for albums however in accordance with the information being shared by Hits Daily Double, Tory Lanez is not going to be the proprietor this week’s high spot on Billboard. Tory’s new undertaking is predicted to maneuver 38-43Ok in equal album items, promoting as much as 6K pure copies. The numbers haven’t but been revealed for Mih-Ty or Pieces a Man however Lanez is predicted to be the highest-selling hip-hop debut the week. 

The No. 1 album the week ought to belong to Andrea Bocelli, who is predicted to maneuver as much as 125Ok album items. If you have not but heard Tory Lanez’ new album, take a look at the feature-heavy work right here.

Lil Yachty, Future, & Juice WRLD First Week Sales Projections Are In

Although music is in regards to the tradition, on the finish the day, followers wish to see these numbers. Earning a primary album is a feat that can not be loved by many. Those who do obtain the coveted primary spot are heralded above different artists, particularly if they will do it a number of instances.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born soundtrack has been sitting fairly at primary on Billboard. Future and Juice WRLD could come and knock them down a spot although, as first week projections for his or her WRLD on Drugs mission look promising. As reported by Hits Daily Double, the collaborative album is projected to promote 95-105,000 equal album models, with roughly 7-10,000 these coming from pure gross sales.

Lil Yachty additionally got here by way of with a brand new album launch this weekend, gracing the world with Nuthin’ 2 Prove. His third studio album is projected to maneuver 35-40,000 equal album models, with solely 1-2,000 these coming from pure gross sales. As anticipated, Yachty’s power comes from his streaming numbers. Khalid additionally launched a mission, entitled Suncity, which is projected to promote 40-45,000 album equal models, with 9-12,000 coming from pure gross sales. Unless there’s an intense fluctuation in streams or gross sales over the weekend, Future and Juice WRLD will unseat Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. 

 

Lil Baby & Gunna's "Drip Harder" First Week Sales Projections Have Arrived

Lil Baby and Gunna dropped f their joint challenge Drip Harder this previous week, and the response has been overwhelmingly constructive. The challenge options Drake, Young Thug, NAV, and Lil Durk, and solidifies Baby and Gunna as trailblazing up-and-comers. As anticipated, Hits Daily Double has the primary week projections on deck, and Drip Harder is priting primarily from streams. 

The Lil Baby and Gunna collaboration challenge is projected to haul in 115-125okay equal items, with 5-7k coming from pure album gross sales. The rappers’ streaming energy continues to put them within the aggressive ring. The streaming push locations Drip Harder in third place behind two different albums that have been launched this previous weekend. Twenty One Pilots’ Trench takes the lead, promoting 155-175okay equal items, with 120-130okay coming from pure album gross sales. Behind that, the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper musical A Star Is Born dropped a soundtrack that’s anticipated to garner 140-160okay equal items, with 120-130okay coming from pure album gross sales. 

Sheck Wes’ Mudboy is anticipated to promote 24-29okay equal items, with 1-2k in album gross sales. Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V continues to be drawing an enormous viewers as properly, and is anticipated to hit 150okay equal items which might place it inside the prime three spots if the projections maintain up. 

Roc Marciano "Might" Release Three More Albums In 2018

Roc Marciano simply introduced his intentions to spherical out the 12 months on a productive-tear, with a best-case situation three extra tasks by year-end. I am going to do the mathematics if you cannot: that is a one album monthly on common if he begins proper now. Mind you, he did say may, so there is a distant chance he may come up brief. In addition to his bold projection, Roc Marciano launched the video for his newest collaboration with DJ Muggs Cypress Hill fame, which you’ll be able to view on the backside the web page.

Of the supposed tasks, one is a certain deal: a rapper-producer collaborative album with DJ Muggs predicated the aforementioned video single “Sh*t I am On.” The album titled KAOS follows a productive for each collaborating, with Muggs having fun with a keep-busy 2018 with a solo challenge known as Dia Del Asesinato, in addition to group effort with Cypress Hill entitled Elephants On Acid, the latter dropping final week. 

Roc Marciano has stored himself busy for probably the most half, releasing two closely stylized albums, promoted completely his on-line retailer: RR2: The Bitter Dose, now out there on streaming platforms, and the more moderen Busta Rhymes-assisted effort titled Behold a Dark Horse.

Efforts by 2DopeBoyz to uncover the discharge date for the Muggs-Roc Marciano KAOS challenge have confirmed fruitless. Reports throughout the Web have listed the discharge date as October ninth, 12th, and 19th, none extra authenticated than the opposite. What do you suppose Roc Marciano’s output in 2018, remark beneath? 

Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" Projected To Have Third-Largest Streaming Week Ever

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and IV did main first week numbers. The latter offered over one million in its first week, which on the time was extremely uncommon for a hip-hop album. Tha Carter IV did a little bit beneath 1M in its first week, which continues to be extremely spectacular. Although the best way gross sales are calculated today are a lot totally different, Lil Wayne continues to be set to make a historic debut along with his newest venture, Tha Carter V.

As Kanye predicted, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V is anticipated to carry down the highest spot on the Billboard 200, but it surely appears to be like just like the album will have one the largest streaming weeks, ever. According to Billboard, Tha Carter V is anticipated to garner over 400M on-demand audio streams on the album’s track in its first week. This means Wayne will sit behind Drake’s Scorpion and Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys for having the third largest streaming week for an album in historical past.

If Weezy locks in that prime spot with Tha Carter V, it’s going to mark his fourth ficial #1 album on the Billboard 200. The rapper landed his first #1 album with Tha Carter III. Following that, Tha Carter IV and I Am Not A Human Being topped the chart. The final Wayne album to chart on the Billboard 200 was I Am Not A Human Being II in 2013 which debuted at #2.

Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" First Week Projections Are In & Weezy Reigns Supreme

The long-awaited Carter V album lastly dropped this previous week, and your entire hip-hop sport was placed on maintain. The triumphant return Lil Wayne prompted athletes like LeBron James and friends like Kanye West and Chance the Rapper to indicate their respects. In a uncommon second modesty, West even introduced that he was glad taking second place to Wayne when the numbers are available in for album gross sales. Well, West’s Yandhi is ready to drop tonight, however first week projections for Wayne’s album are already in. 

According to Hits Daily Double, Tha Carter V is predicted to transfer 475-525okay items in its first week. 165-180okay are predicted to be pure album gross sales. That would give Wayne the third greatest opening the 12 months, behind Drake (732okay), and Travis Scott (537okay). Tha Carter IV moved 964,000 in its first week again in 2011, nevertheless it was accompanied by an extended checklist singles and months promotion, in contrast to the brand new album. 

Logic’s Young Sinatra IV is predicted to maneuver 90-110okay items in its debut week, with 45-55okay in pure album gross sales. Kanye West’s launch  Yandhi could change these predictions although, as thousands and thousands Americans change their streams from different albums to his. 

6LACK & YoungBoy Never Broke Again's First Week Sales Projections Are In

Last week, we noticed a number of new albums drop and as all the time, we’re fairly inquisitive about seeing how the persons are consuming them. While Eminem’s Kamikaze noticed him burst to the highest the checklist a number of weeks in the past, his gross sales are nonetheless astronomical with all of the drama retaining him within the information. The most notable releases had been from 6LACK and YoungBoy Never Broken Again with the previous releasing a well-timed high quality album and the latter combining his EP collection to make a brand new undertaking. Both have been commercially properly obtained however how do the numbers look?

According to HitsDailyDouble, 6LACK has made it into the highest 5 in phrases album gross sales final week. Carrie Underwood is sort of assured to debut on the high spot because the nation star is predicted to maneuver 240Ok items in her first week. Next to her is Eminem, who continues to impress by shifting 107Ok approximate items. 6LACK is subsequent according to a projected 74Ok items moved, which as much as 26Ok are conventional album gross sales. Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande spherical out the highest 10 with NBA YoungBoy creeping in to shut out the ten most profitable initiatives the final week. YoungBoy is predicted to maneuver 37Ok items for his 4Respect 4Freedom 4Loyalty 4WhatImportant tape.

The precise gross sales can be revealed in a number of days however normally, HDD is fairly spot on with these items. Check out your entire checklist right here.

Russ Holds It Down With Respectable First Week "Zoo" Numbers

It’s no secret that people love to hate on Russ. Whether or not the animosity is genuine, or merely a misguided attempt at fitting into the status quo, the Zoo rapper has spent his career contending with near endless ridicule; it got so bad that some even wished he would have died in Mac Miller’s place. Yet while the anti-Russ narrative continues to reach disturbing heights, his fans have once again rallied behind his cause. The projected numbers are in, and Zoo has ficially solidified the rapper as a ble commercial presence. 

Though he won’t be able to dethrone Eminem from his repeat #1 spot, Russ’ latest effort looks positioned to push between seventy and eighty thousand first week units. Not entirely elite, but certainly above average, continuing his relatively low-key status. Such is the power his loyal fanbase, who previously pushed debut There’s Really A Wolf to platinum heights. It’s hard to say whether Zoo will be a repeat effort, but it’s a testament to Russ’ longevity in the game.

Love him, hate him, or simply love to hate him, Russ ain’t leaving the game anytime soon. Did you play a part in Zoo’s impressive numbers? Sound f below.

Eminem's "Kamikaze" On Pace For One Of 2018's Biggest First Weeks

Initial reports indicated that Eminem’s Kamikaze was on pace to move 200,000 first week units. It would appear that Em has since gone on to defy expectations. Maybe it’s due to all the smoke Kamikaze stirred up, but Em has once again managed to captivate the attention the masses.

While Em’s projected increase does not solidify him the year’s biggest first week, it does slide him into the top five alongside some impressive company. Drake’s Scorpion leads the pack with 732,000 units sold. Travis Scott’s Astroworld takes second place with 537,000 sold, much to the annoyance Nicki Minaj. Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys chugged its way to third, with an impressive 461,000. J. Cole cemented himself as one the game’s most prominent voices with KOD, clocking in at 461,000 units sold. Em finds himself projected at number five, with an expected 360,000 units sold, according to a Billboard report. 

With that in mind, expect Kamikaze to enjoy a stay atop the Billboard charts, securing Em his ninth consecutive number one album; even though Revival’s first week sales were lackluster by his own standards, it still enjoyed a brief stay at the top. Congrats to Eminem for his latest accomplishment, and be sure to read our review for Kamikaze here

Ariana Grande's "Sweetener" First-Week Sales Projections: Report

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener is expected to make a strong debut on the Billboard 200 next week. According to Hits Daily Double, the album is projected to log between 200,000 and 225,000 equivalent album units with 110,000 to 115,000 the figure made up traditional sales. Given these early numbers, it could very well debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which would make it her third album to do so after 2013’s Yours Truly and 2014’s My Everything.

If the numbers hold up, this will also mark Grande’s biggest first week total. Her previous best came with 2016’s Dangerous Woman, which missed the No. 1 slot thanks to Drake’s monster-seller Views, but logged 175,000 equivalent album units. 

Its biggest competitor may prove to be Travis Scott’s Astroworld, which has topped the Billboard 200 for a second week, narrowly outselling Nicki Minaj’s Queen.

Speaking on Nicki, the rapper appears on Grande’s Sweetener with a verse on the Pharrell-produced promo single “The Light Is Coming.” The album’s production was split fairly evenly between Pharrell and regular Ariana collaborator Max Martin. It was preceded by the top ten-peaking singles “No Tears Left To Cry” and “God Is A Woman.”

Grande recently honored one her heroes, Aretha Franklin, in a performance “A Natural Woman” with The Roots on Fallon. The cover came the day that news Franklin’s passing was made public and was reportedly arranged after Ariana arrived on set.

Nicki Minaj's "Queen" Likely Beat By Travis Scott's "Astroworld" In Sales

Nicki Minaj’s new album had a strong contender before it’s release through Travis Scott’s success with Astroworld. The race has been tight and will likely be claimed by Scott although the winner might only be announced ficially by Billboard tomorrow.

The female emcee pulled a few tricks in order to secure the number one slot in her first week sales. Her platinum single “FEFE” was added to Queen as its 20th track after the album’s release, even though the song is technically a Tekashi 6ix9ine song. She also encouraged fans to purchase her album with a bundle. Listeners can cop her latest LP along with a Queen poster and a TIDAL free trial for the affordable price $5. Still, Travis Scott is set to remain at the top the charts.

DJ Akademiks is calling the win too. He posted his interpretation both album sales numbers on Twitter:

Reports state that Astroworld has generated approximately 223K in US in total consumption while Queen has racked in 190K. These numbers include streaming as well as unit purchases.

If these predictions are correct, Nicki’s comeback will not be as epic as fans might have wished for. Still, her release is solid despite the criticism she is currently facing.

Nicki Minaj & Travis Scott In Tight Race To No. 1 On Billboard 200

Nicki Minaj’s Queen and Travis Scott’s Astroworld have fairly even chances to top next week’s Billboard 200, Billboard reports. Citing “industry forecasters,” Billboard suggests that Nicki and Travis could each produce around 160,000 equivalent album units this cycle, making it too close to call at this point.

Nicki’s Queen album will mostly benefit from high streaming activity, but she will also see sales through a concert bundle which included an album purchase with tickets to her upcoming Nicki Hndrxx tour with Future. Travis is seeing a high streaming week as well, and has fered album bundles along with the large swaths merch he’s been peddling this week. In his debut week on the charts, he moved 537,000 units.

Within the last 24 hours, Nicki added her collaboration with 6ix9ine, “FEFE,” to Queen as the 20th track. The song’s streams from this week will now contribute to the album’s first-week sales. Seeing that it continues to be a highly streamed song (last week, it rose to No. 3 on the Hot 100), it could potentially give Nicki the boost over Travis. While previous streams the song will not count towards Nicki’s first-week sales on Billboard, they will contribute to those tabulated by the RIAA for gold and platinum certification

If Nicki does top the charts, she’ll be the first female rap artist with three No. 1 albums. If the album moves somewhere around 160,000, it will be the lowest first week sales in Nicki’s career. The Pinkprint moved 198,000 units in 2014, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded moved 253,000 in 2012, and her debut, Pink Friday, moved 375,000 in 2010.

According to Billboard, Trippie Redd’s debut album Life’s A Trip is expected to earn somewhere around 65,000 units, likely putting him in the top five the Billboard 200.

The ficial sales numbers will be announced by Billboard this Sunday, August 19th. 

YG & Mac Miller's 1st Week Sales Projections Are In

As we’ve reported, Astroworld looks set to garner a sales figure 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  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 the charts:

  1. Travis Scott (455-470k Total, 175-185k) 
  2. Drake (126-131k, 10-12k)
  3. Post Malone (53-58k, 4-5k)
  4. YG (52-57k, 7-8k)
  5. Mac Miller (44-48k, 10-12k)
  6. Juice WRLD (37-40k, <1k)
  7. XXXTentacion (35-38k, 1-2k)
  8. Cardi B (33-36k, 1-2k)
  9. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (27-30k, 16-18k)
  10. The Greatest Showman (26-29k, 14-16k)

Notice how hip hop predominates, with show tunes edging out the final spots 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 his “consistent” approach on Tuesday’s episode  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.”

Travis Scott's "Astroworld" Sales Projections Increase Substantially: Report

First-week sales numbers for Astroworld will be even higher than anticipated, according to a new report from Hits Daily Double. While it was first estimated that the Houston rapper’s fourth studio album would move between 300,000 and 400,000 units at launch, that range has now been bumped up to 450,000 to 500,000 equivalent album units with 170,000 to 195,000 in traditional sales. 

The album has earned some impressive streaming numbers, with 9 out 10 the Apple Music top ten being made up songs from the album, as well as occupying 7 10 spots on the Spotify U.S. charts.

With these numbers, it is guaranteed that Travis will end Drake’s 5-week reign at the top the Billboard 200. Speaking Drake, Travis’ new collaboration with the Toronto rapper “Sicko Mode” is currently at No. 7 on the iTunes charts, and should make a big debut on the Hot 100. 

Travis’ previous album, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 96,000 units. It was an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks.

First-week sales projections for new releases from Mac Miller and YG, whose respective albums Swimming and Stay Dangerous were also released Friday, have not yet been made available.