News: Big Sean & Juicy J's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 6:43PM
G.O.O.D Music's Big Sean and Juicy J's new solo efforts should have no problems landing onto the sales charts next week with opening numbers up to 85,000 sold copies.
Based on one-day estimates, Sean's Hall of Fame and Juicy J's Stay Trippy are destined for a Top 10 debut.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Avenged Sevenfold will score their second #1 album and likely best their previous bow of 162.5k (for 2010's Nightmare). Here are this week's key debuts: Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Bros.) 170-180k Big Sean (Def Jam/IDJ) 75-85k Juicy J (Columbia) 60-65k Various: Alabama & Friends (Show Dog) 24-27k Bob Dylan (Columbia) 15-17k (HITS Daily Double)
With his sophomore release finally on store shelves, Sean spoke out and encouraged fans to pick it up this week.
"Love to the real supporters! I wish I could go to all y'all houses and play #HOF wit y'all n kick it n talk about life!!," Sean tweeted August 26.
"I give so much free music away (like the Detroit mixtape that was really an album, Control, etc). I do this sh*t for the people, for loyalty"
"So if u f*ck w/ me, ride w/ me, seen the vlogs on YouTube, or jus got love for #GOOD music support my new album #HallOfFame dropping tonight" (Big Sean's Twitter)
Based on a new The Source magazine feature excerpt, Big reveals what it took to convince Def Jam to release the LP.
"I don't know, man. I don't know how the public looks at me...But then I really don't care anymore, too much, what people say because it's kind of like I'm trying to prove a point to myself more than anything." On the delay of his sophomore album, he had this to say about what it's like to be among hip-hop heavyweights. "Even though I got signed to Def Jam, they were like, 'you got to give us a reason to put your album out.' I had to give them incentive to put my album out over a Rick Ross album, or a Rihanna album. I had to show them that I could do something for 'em." (The Source)
Back in summer 2011, the Detroit native's Finally Famous debut landed in the Top 3.
G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean's Finally Famous: The Album debuted on the chart this week at No. 3. With seven days under his belt, Sean's highly anticipated debut album has sold 87,300 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)