G.O.O.D Music star Big Sean‘s Hall of Fame album is still expected to debut strong on the sales chart next week despite weekend estimates showing less projections than initially reported.
According to the latest estimates, Sean’s album should now sell up to 75,000 copies.
YOUR TOP 15: Avenged Sevenfold’s rock assault will rule next week’s chart, so get those leather pants and spiked dog collars out of mothballs. Here’s how it looks headed into the holiday weekend: *Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Bros.) 155-175k Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 95-105k *Big Sean (Def Jam/IDJ) 70-75k Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope) 60-65k *Juicy J (Columbia) 60-65k Justin Timberlake (RCA) 40-45k John Mayer (Columbia) 35-40k *Various: Alabama & Friends (Show Dog) 25-28k TGT (Atlantic) 24-27k Now 47 (UMe) 24-27k Jimmy Buffett (Mailboat) 21-24k Imagine Dragons (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 21-24k Teen Beach (Disney) 21-24k Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 21-24k Jay Z (Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation) 21-24k Five Finger Death Punch (Prospect Park) 20-23k Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 20-23k (HITS Daily Double)
One-day projections showed the LP pushing out up to 85,000 units in its first seven days.
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)