News: Young Money's "Rise Of An Empire" First-Week Sales Projections Revealed

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 10:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap star Lil Wayne's Young Money: Rise Of An Empire compilation album should have no problems finding a home on the sales chart next week with projections up to 40,000 copies.

Based on one-day estimates, the group project will likely chart somewhere in the Top 20.

EARLY NUMBERS: Heck, this week's HITS Album Sales Chart hasn't even finished building yet and we've got some forecasts for next week. Given that these are extremely early, bear in mind that the numbers are fluid--and keep checking back daily for updates. Luke Bryan will likely fight it out with Disney's relentless Frozen for #1. Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 60-80k Aloe Blacc (XIX/Interscope) 60-75k 311 (311) 35-45k Young Money (Young Money/Republic) 30-40k Sara Evans (RCA Nashville) 20-30k Ledisi (Verve) 20-30k (HITS Daily Double)

Recently, Young Money's Shanell aka SnL spoke to SOHH about the new album.

"You know what's so crazy is I haven't even heard the whole thing yet," Shanell playfully told SOHH referring to the new LP. "I got a couple records on there. There's some different people on there now that Young Money and Cash Money have expanded, so there's going to be some different voices on there. I can't wait to hear what all is on there. One of the records I have on there is called 'Catch Me At The Light' and it has Yo Gotti on there. Look for that and we just shot one of the videos for it with Euro, who is newly signed, and Baby and Wayne. That was a fun shoot. It's a new added addition to the family so hopefully it'll feel like the first one did." (SOHH)

Lil Wayne's group album comes packed with 12 tracks.

Young Money: Rise of an Empire Tracklisting 1. "We Alright" - Euro feat. Birdman and Lil Wayne 2. "Trophies" - Drake 3. "Bang" - Lil Twist feat. Euro and Cory Gunz 4. "Senile" - Tyga feat. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne 5. "Induction Speech" - Euro 6. "One Time" - Lil Twist feat. Tyga and YG 7. "Hittin Like" - Shanell feat. Chanel West Coast 8. "Lookin Ass" - Nicki Minaj 9. "Fresher Than Ever" - Gudda Gudda feat. Jae Millz, Flow, Mack Maine, and Birdman 10. "Back It Up" - Lil Twist feat. Tyga 11. "Moment" - Lil Wayne 12. "You Already Know" - PJ Morton feat. Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, and Jae Millz (Rise Of An Empire)

The project's cover art surfaced across the Internet last month.

On the heels of the release of the street single, "We Alright", Young Money unveils the cover art for their forthcoming compilation project, Rise Of An Empire. The follow-up to 2009?s We Are Young Money, the release will feature the imprint's large stable of artists including Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj as well as Tyga, Shanell, Lil Twist, Christine Milian, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Gudda Gudda, Euro and others. (XXL Mag)

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