News: Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" To Lose Top Spot In Week 2

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 10:26PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't solo album is expected to lose its top spot in its second week.

Based on one-day estimates, Ross' new LP will likely lose its number one spot.

The Now franchise just keeps tickin', despite--or perhaps because of--consumers' primary focus on singles. Now 43 (Capitol/EMI) will be next Tuesday's biggest debut by a mile, just as Rick Ross' album was this week), with early sales projecting a tally of 110-120k. That appears to be enough to knock Ross out of the top perch, given the typical second-week drop-off. (HITS Daily Double)

Early Wednesday, Ricky Rozay reacted to his chart-topping album.

"Get The #1 Album On iTunes @RickyRozay "God Forgives, I Don't" Now!! http://smarturl.it/rrgfiddlxit rt rt rt rt," he tweeted.
"Need all my people RT'n #GFID links all week!!Next Tuesday I got a Surprise!!!!!"
"#GFID"
"For everyone supporting #GFID I'm Dropping something #Unbelievable this Tuesday!!!!!!" (Rick Ross' Twitter)

After seven days on store shelves, Ross' newest solo album dominated its competition atop the chart.

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't solo album debuted at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the "Boss'" latest solo effort has sold 219,100 copies in its opening week. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Initial sales projections had the album selling at least 200,000 units in week one.

The large and in-charge rapper continues Def Jam/IDJ's recent dominance of the marketplace with God Forgives, I Don't, which will debut next week with between 200-220k in sales, easily going #1. His last album, Teflon Don, sold 176k upon release in July 2010. (HITS Daily Double)

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