G.O.O.D. Music star Common should have no problem landing on the sales chart next week with his Nobody’s Smiling album projected to sell up to 21,000 copies. #countemup
Based on weekend estimates, the rap veteran’s latest solo offering should land in the Top 10.
YOUR TOP 15: To the surprise of exactly nobody, Capitol’s 5 Seconds of Summer will debut at #1 on next week’s HITS Album Sales Chart. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: *5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol) 240-260k Frozen (Walt Disney) 35-40k Sam Smith (Capitol) 30-35k Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 30-35k “Weird Al” Yankovic (RCA) 25-28k Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 20-23k Now 50 (NOW) 20-23k Jason Mraz (Atlantic) 20-23k *Common (Def Jam) 19-21k *Crown the Empire (Rise) 17-19k Trey Songz (Atlantic) 15-17k (HITS Dailyl Double)
The hip-hop veteran’s tracklisting surfaced online a few weeks ago.
1. The Neighborhood (Feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80?s) 2. No Fear 3 Diamonds (Feat. Big Sean) 4. Blak Majik (Feat. Jhené Aiko) 5. Speak My Piece 6. Hustle Harder (Feat. Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy) 7. Nobody’s Smiling 8. Real (Feat. Elijah Blake) 9. Kingdom (Feat. Vince Staples) 10. Rewind That Deluxe Edition: 11. Out On Bond (Feat. Vince Staples) 12. 7 Deadly Sings 13. Young Hearts Run Free (Feat. Cocaine 80?s) (Nobody’s Smiling)
A few days prior, Common revealed he would use various Chicago rappers on his LP’s cover art.
“The concept came from the staff at Def Jam who were like, ‘We got this idea about having different people on your covers. Different people from Chicago. As soon as I heard that I was like, ‘I’m with it.’ I saw a layout of what it should be and it was us against a black background – you got Lil Herb up against the background, you got King Louie up against the background.” (Think Common)
The G.O.O.D. Music rapper announced he would piece together a new solo effort last January.
“2014 will one of my greatest times in music,” the prolific wordsmith promised during a sit-down with REVOLT before a recent show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Why is he feeling this way? Well, Common is actually prepping the arrival of his 10th studio album, Nobody Smiling–a title that stays true to enriching his troubled hometown of Chicago. “I feel excited about the project that I’m working on. It’s called Nobody Smiling and it’s an album that originally I was making an EP but, we’ve just been making a lot of songs-myself and No I.D.–and I liked the direction,” he admits. (Revolt TV)