News: R. Kelly's "Untitled" Projected To Sell 105K, Juvenile To Chart Next Week
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 5:50PM
R.Kelly and Juvenile are both expected to make strong debuts on the charts next week as their solo albums are expected to sell up to 105,000 and 25,000 records respectively.
Based on one-day estimates, both performers will make safe landings into the Top 50 charts.
The new releases taper off some before the year-end rush, with Jive/JLG's R. Kelly album, Untitled, the biggest, expected to debut in the 95-105k range. 19/Jive/JLG Idol contestant Allison Iraheta is the next-highest newcomer, in the 25-30k range for her label debut, Just Like You. Veteran UTP/Atlantic rapper Juvenile is both Cocky and Confident that he'll end up doing 20-25k, the same total expected for Rhino's Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel soundtrack and Warner Bros.' Very Best of Enya album. (Hits Daily Double)
Originally titled 12 Play 4th Quarter, Kells changed his album heading to Untitled last February.
"ATL, what's up? I got my little brother right here, Jazze Pha," Kells told the crowd, standing in the VIP balcony. "I'm out here working on the mutha----in' album. I'm working on a new album and I'm calling that mutha----a Untitled. Y'all call it what y'all want. I came to have fun with y'all," Kelly continued. The Chicago legend also gave the clubgoers an impromptu mini-concert." (MTV)
The project initially suffered leaks and track listing exposure around July, which kept the project postponed.
R.Kelly 12 Play Fourth Quarter leaked online earlier today (July 2009). This leak comes before the CD was even given a release date. R.Kelly could be the one behind this whole thing, because he knew it was not strong enough to get him back right on top. Additionally, rumors are floating around suggesting that he will soon be leaving his longtime label, Jive Records. (R&B Music Blog)
Kells has kept busy as of late and recently spoke on continuing to stack up his collaborations.
"Yeah, I'm in with [Dr.] Dre, I always been in with Dre," Kells revealed in an interview with DJ Skee. "So he came to me and wanted me to do that joint, I did it, and I'm just hoping it come out and blow the h*ll up. I just did a joint for Mary J. [Blige], she's in the studio right now and I'm just finna get started doing other joints for people not just Kells. I'm just finna start flying everywhere, I'm just finna start doing everything." (Skee TV)
Be sure to check Sales Wrap next week for a full rundown of new releases.
Check out a recent R. Kelly interview below: