News: 2 Chainz & The Weeknd's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 6:21PM
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz and The Weeknd will easily land spots on the music charts this week with their new releases expected to secure Top 5 spots.
Based on one-day estimates, Chainz's Based On A T.R.U. Story II: Me Time and Weeknd's Kiss Land are expected to sell over 50,000 albums.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: After one day of sales, it looks like we might have another close race this week for #1. We're giving the edge to Keith Urban for the moment, but keep checking back here for updates. Here are this week's key debuts: Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 100-110k The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 90-100k 2 Chainz (Def Jam/IDJ) 55-65k Janelle Monae (Bad Boy/Atlantic) 45-50k (HITS Daily Double)
This week, Chainz admitted he was upset at Def Jam for under shipping his new LP.
While chatting with Angie Martinez during Hot 97?s In-Studio series, 2 Chainz revealed that their may be trouble in paradise. Upset at the low number of albums shipped out by his label, the rapper told that he's afraid fans will not be able to find his album. "I'm already pissed", said Chainz when asked by Angie if he's anticipating bad sales. Although the rapper did not reveal exactly how many were shipped, he tells that him and Def Jam got mixed up when it came to the amount that would be made available to the public. (XXL Mag)
According to reports, Weeknd's full-length album leaked across the Internet earlier this month.
The long awaited official debut album, Kiss Land, from Toronto singer The Weeknd has sprung a leak onto the internet. The project features 12 tracks from The Weeknd, with the only features coming from Drake and Kavinsky. You can still preorder the album here on iTunes. (The Masked Gorilla)
Last month, an album tracklisting for the LP showed Drizzy and Weeknd would share the microphone time on a track called "Live For."
UPDATE: Official track list added. Check it out after the jump. 01 Professional 02 The Town 03 Adaptation 04 Love In The Sky 05 Belong To The World 06 Live For (Feat. Drake) 07 Wanderlust 08 Kiss Land 09 Pretty 10 Tears In The Rain Note: There may be more features. (HHNM)