News: Rihanna Set For Biggest Debut Ever, "Unapologetic" First-Week Projections Revealed

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is looking to break unclaimed ground with her new Unapologetic solo album projected to dominate its competition atop the sales chart next week.

Based on one-day estimates, the R&B diva's new LP could sell up to 260,000 copies in its opening week.

Look for Def Jam/IDJ chanteuse Rihanna's Unapologetic to sell between 240-260k, her biggest debut ever, which is probably good enough to make her #1 next week. Atlantic's Kid Rock takes advantage of his availability at iTunes for the first time with an estimate of 160-180k for his new, pro-Mitt Romney album, Rebel Soul. 19/Interscope American Idol winner Phillip Phillips' The World from the Side of the Moon will bow with between 140-160k. Atlantic/Rhino's Led Zeppelin CD/DVD Celebration, recorded at their much-ballyhooed reunion show at London's 02 Arena in 2007, should do in the 90-100k range. Geffen diva Keyshia Cole's Woman to Woman is on target for 75-85k, while 19/RCA Idol album Kelly Clarkson's greatest hits compilation looks good for 45-50k. RCA Urban pop crossover star Pitbull's Global Warning should do 35-40k, while Capitol stalwart Coldplay's Live 2012 CD/DVD will sell in the 30-35k range. (HITS Daily Double)

The new solo effort features collaborations from rap star Eminem and ex-lover Chris Brown.

1. "Fresh Out the Runway" 2. "Diamonds" 3. "Numb" (ft. Eminem) 4. "Pour It Up" 5. "Loveeeeeee Song" (ft. Future) 6. "Jump" 7. "Right Now" 8. "What Now" 9. "Stay" (ft. Mikky Ekko) 10. "Nobodies Business" (ft. Chris Brown) 11. "Love Without Tragedy" / "Mother Mary" 12. "Get It Over With" 13. "No Love Allowed" 14. "Lost in Paradise" 15. "Half of Me" (Bonus Track) (Unapologetic)

Just last month RiRi heated up the Internet by releasing the project's steamy cover art.

Less than a year after releasing Talk That Talk, Rihanna is back with her seventh album in seven years, Unapologetic. The pop princess took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal the title, release date, and cover art, on which she strips down with nothing but black and white words scrawled across her naked body. A tattoo of the Egyptian goddess Isis, which she dedicated to her late grandmother, can also be seen. (Rap-Up)

The singer has kept busy as of late with a worldwide tour.

Rihanna wrapped up her "777" mini-tour at New York City's Webster Hall last night with an intimate performance where she thanked her fans for their support of her new album "Unapologetic ". The singer was apologizing however, for the disastrous and perhaps overly ambitious tour that took her along with over 150 fans and reporters to seven concert stops in seven countries in just seven days. (Examiner)

Last year's Talk That Talk debuted at number three with 198,000 sold copies in its opening week.

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