News: Earl Sweatshirt & A$AP Ferg's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 5:47PM
Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Ferg's new solo albums should have no problems landing on the sales chart seven days from now with first-week projections revealed.
Based on one-day estimates, both artists' new albums are expected to chart high.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: A battle could be shaping up for the #1 album next week between the debuting John Mayer and current chart-topper Luke Bryan. Here are this week's key debuts: John Mayer (Columbia) 145-155k TGT (Atlantic) 65-70k Jimmy Buffett (Mailboat) 55-60k Earl Sweatshirt (Columbia) 55-60k A$AP Ferg (RCA) 30-35k Tedeschi Trucks Band (Sony Masterworks) 20-25k Blue October (Up/Down) 14-16k The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Republic) 14-16k This week's key debuts at the UMPG dispensary include This Bud, It Is a Wonderland and CheebaBurger in Paradise. Read more on this developing story in the upcoming HITS 27th Anniversary Issue. (8/21p) (HITS Daily Double)
Sweatshirt's new LP fell victim to hackers last week.
On November 1st 2012 Earl Sweatshirt released "Chum," the first single from his forthcoming debut album 'Doris.' Nearly a year later, that album will finally be released Only five days before the official August 20th release, 'Doris' has officially leaked online in its entirety. You can pre-order the album on iTunes, right here. UPDATE: The stream has been removed, stay tuned for an official stream. (The Masked Gorilla)
Last month, Earl said the LP finally coming out will finally take the attention off of his family and solely spark music conversations again.
"I just want it to be out so there can be conversation about sh-- other [than my life]," Earl told MTV News. "So there can be music conversation as opposed to life conversation, which has been going since I've been home. ... Most of the sh-- that I get, and that I've gotten in my entire career, has been based on sh-- that's going on in my life and not music stuff. So when the album comes out, it'll give everyone 15 songs to talk about." (MTV)