Yesterday, the Grammy winning indie hip-hop duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, was released after almost 3 and a half years from it’s predecessor, The Heist. We know how that album did, grabbing 4 Grammy’s and going on to become a platinum record. How do you think their follow-up will fare? HDD has the first week sales projections. Hit the jump.

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In 2012, they dropped The Heist, to high numbers for an indie group – selling 78K copies in it’s first week (streaming was also very different then). According to Hits Daily Double, the duo will sell about 75K copies in it’s first week.

Now, projections are just projections. Don’t forget Logic was projected to sell 70-80K in his first week and ended up doing 120k plus. Considering that The Heist was extremely successful, this has to be a little bit of bummer for Macklemore & Lewis because there was really nothing left to be done to make your sophomore album be just as huge. Maybe fans are still not over the controversial Grammy Awards where Mack “stole” the awards from Kendrick Lamar. If that’s the case, “fans” won’t let that go.

The Heist was a classic staple in hip-hop for many reasons – much much more good than bad despite bias opinions.

How do you think ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ will do? Let us know in the comments below.