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)