News: Kendrick Lamar's First-Week Sales Projections Increase
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 6:40PM
Aftermath rapper Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited g.o.o.d. kid, m.A.A.d city should experience substantial first seven days sales with opening week projections now up to 240,000 copies.
Based on new sales projections, the LP should easily debut in the top three music sales chart.
Eyes are also on Aftermath/Interscope's hip-hop breakout Kendrick Lamar, meanwhile, who will move an impressive 225-240k. In a Taylor-free debut week, he'd likely be stomping the chart like Godzilla, so much respect is due. (HITS Daily Double)
Yesterday, sales projections had the LP just breaking past the 200,000 range.
RED TIDE: Taylor Swift's Red now looks solidly north of 1 million in first-week sales, with a chance to possibly top Lady Gaga's 1.1 million-selling debut for Born This Way in May 2011. But that album, of course, included more than 400k in 99-cent sales from Amazon MP3. How about that, boys and girls?! Meanwhile, Interscope's Kendrick Lamar is also having a big first week, with his album now looking like it will break 200k. (10/23p) (Hits Daily Double)
In July 2011, Lamar's indie release Section. 80 missed a Top 100 debut.
West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar's Section. 80 debuted on the chart this week at 113. After a week in stores, his new retail release has sold 5,300 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Various hip-hop artists including 50 Cent, Drake, Mac Miller and Game have all co-signed the LP.
"Its official like McDonald's bathroom tissue: @KendrickLamar's album joins the ranks of "The Chronic" "Doggystyle" & "The Documentary" #GKMC," Game tweeted October 23rd.
"To witness CLASSIC west coast hip hop NOW click this http://itun.es/us/dbFUH- @kendricklamar got October & I got December #GKMC #JesusPiece" (Game's Twitter)