Find Out How Much Beyonce Is Expected To Sell In Lemonade’s First Week

On Saturday night, Beyoncé premiered her visual album Lemonade via an HBO special, then released it exclusively to TIDAL for streaming later that night. Today, the project became available for purchase on all music services, and the sales are already through the roof. Hits Daily Double reports that early projections have Lemonade set to sell between 500-600k. However, while this will certainly guarantee a gold certification for Bey, this doesn’t necessarily guarantee a number one – which will be a first for her. Prince’s albums are currently flying off the shelves after his passing, so it’s possible he will reign supreme. We’ll know the final numbers this Sunday.

Skizzy Mars Makes His Billboard 200 Debut

After hitting number one last week with The Life of Pablo, Kanye West remains in the top 5 this week, though slipping to number 4 with 47k units sold/streamed. Big Sean and Jhene Aiko didn’t fair as well however, as their number 5 debut last week, TWENTY88, slipped all the way to 30 with 13k this week. Elsewhere on the chart, Harlem‘s Skizzy Mars makes his debut with Alone Together, landing at number 50 with just over 10k units. Congrats! Check out the rest of this week’s top 10 below.

Kanye West Lands At #1 On Billboard 200 & TWENTY88 (Big Sean & Jhene Aiko) At #5

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo was released in February, but it was only available via TIDAL. Initially, its sales and streams through the service were not reported to Nielsen Music, and it was thus unable to chart on Billboard. On April 1, the album became available to other streaming services, and went on sale via his website and TIDAL. The streams and sales were finally reported to Nielsen, enabling its arrival on the charts – two months after its initial release. Selling 94k units this week, TLOP tops the charts of the Billboard 200, becoming the first album ever to top the chart with the majority of its units being generated by streaming equivalent albums. (Only 28k of that number were through traditional sales.) Looks like there really was a method to his madness, huh? Congrats, Ye! Congrats are also in order for Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean, who arrives at number 5 on the Billboard 200 this week alongside Jhene Aiko with TWENTY88. The surprise joint album sold an impressive 49k units in its first week. Check out the full top 10 below!

Flatbush Zombies Debut At #10 On Billboard 200

Rihanna is not the only one having a great week on the Billboard 200! While ANTI shot back up to number one after 8 weeks out already, the Flatbush Zombies also have reason to celebrate! Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott dropped their debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, last week, and it has debuted at number 10 with 28k units sold (24k in pure album sales.) The album is led by the single “Bounce,” which hit the top 40 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart last month. Also notable – Kevin Gates is still chilling in the top 10 with another 30k units of Islah sold this week, and Kendrick Lamar goes from number 1 to 5 with untitled unmastered moving another 38k. Check out this week’s full top 10 below!

Wiz Khalifa Debuted At Number 6 This Week – Which Is His Lowest Debut Yet

This week, Future nabbed his third number one album in a year, as Evol debuted in the top spot with 134k units sold. He previously topped the list with his Drake collab, What A Time To Be Alive, in October, and his solo album, DS2, in August. Wiz Khalifa also debuted high, coming in at number 6 with 64k units of KHALIFA. This is his lowest debut, however, as 2014’s Blacc Hollywood debuted at number one, and both 2012’s ONIFC and 2011’s Rolling Papers debuted at number two. Elsewhere on the chart, Young Thug’s I’m Up mixtape came in at number 22 with 22k, while Majid Jordan’s self-titled debut and Boosie’s In My Feelings didn’t make the Billboard 200. Check out this week’s top 10 below!

Sales Forecasts Are In! See What Future, Wiz Khalifa & More Are Expected To Sell!

After a quiet Christmas break on the music front, artists are back and ready to take over the first quarter of 2016. This past Friday, we saw TONS of new releases from some of our favorite names in music – from Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa to Future’s Evol, Young Thug’s I’m Up, Boosie’s In My Feelings, Majid Jordan’s self-titled debut and Lion Babe’s Begin. We also saw the physical release of Rihanna’s ANTI, which prior to Friday, had only been available via digital retailers. Though not all forecasts are in yet for the aforementioned artists, we have the numbers for the biggest ones. Hit the jump to see what Wiz, Future, Thugger and Rih are expected to move this week.

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