Top Dawg Entertainmnet’s Ab-Soul may creep up the sales chart next week as his These Days… solo album first-week projections have increased heading into the weekend. #MoreSales
The latest projections have the album selling at least 19,000 copies in week one.
YOUR TOP 15: Ed Sheeran will get his first #1 album next week–and score the fourth-biggest debut of 2014. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend. *Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 190-210k Sam Smith (Capitol) 67-72k *G-Eazy (G-Eazy/Blueprint/RCA) 43-48k Lana Del Rey (Interscope) 40-45k Frozen (Walt Disney) 35-40k Miranda Lambert (RCA Nashville) 28-31k Linkin Park (Warner Bros.) 27-30k *Mastodon (Warner Bros.) 25-28k *Phish (ATO) 25-28k Now 50 (NOW) 21-24k Jack White (Third Man/Columbia) 21-24k Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 20-22k *Ab Soul (TDE) 19-21k (HITS Rumor Mill)
Early estimates had the new solo release selling at least 15,000 copies in its first seven days.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: X marks the spot… Although these numbers are still relatively tentative, it’s pretty damn clear that Ed Sheeran’s x will bow at #1 next week. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 180-200k G-Eazy (Blueprint/G-Eazy) 40-45k Phish (ATO) 25-30k Mastodon (Warner Bros.) 25-30k Ab Soul (TDE) 15-17k (HITS Daily Double)
The elusive rapper’s new album track listing hit the Internet in mid-June.
These Days… Tracklisting: 1. “God’s Reign” feat. SZA (produced by Purity Ring) 2. “Tree of Life” (produced Curti$$ King and DJ Dahi) 3. “Hunnid Stax” feat. ScHoolboy Q (produced by Kenny Beats) 4. “Dub Sac” (produced by Dave Free & Tommy Black) 5. “World Runners” feat. Lupe Fiasco and Nikki Jean (produced by Tae Beast) 6. “Nevermind That” feat. Rick Ross (produced by The Kathy) 7. “TWACT” feat. Jinx and Short Dawg (produced by DNYC3) 8. “Just Have Fun” (produced by Like and Blended Babies) 9. “Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude” feat. Kendrick Lamar (produced by Terrace Martin) 10. “Closure” (produced by Sounwave) 11. “Sapiosexual” (produced by J. Cole) 12. “Stigmata” feat. Action Bronson and Asaad (produced by Rahki) 13. “Feelin’ Us” feat. Jay Rock and RaVaughn (produced by Skhye Hutch) 14. “Ride Slow” feat. Danny Brown and Delusional Thomas (produced by Larry Fisherman) 15. “W.R.O.H.” feat. JMSN (produced by Tae Beast) (These Days…)
Ab recently detailed how much thought went into the album title.
“Originally, I didn’t want a super conceptual title. I didn’t want to freak anybody out. A lot of people do like that concept-driven perspective and that’s cool, but I just wanted to loosen up a bit. I wanted to make the overall concept broader. I wanted it to be like a time capsule to represent where I’ve been between my last project and this one.” (Life + Times)