Def Jam South President DJ Khaled‘s We The Best Forever first-week album sales projections have received a slight boost as new estimates show the project selling up to 50,000 units in its opening week.
Based on weekend estimates, Khaled’s Cash Money debut could push between 45,000 and 50,000 records.
XL’s Adele, the gift that keeps on giving for Columbia, returns to #1 next week as four debuts hit the Top 10. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: Beyonce (Columbia) 50-55k *DJ Khaled (Cash Money/Universal Republic) 45-50k Bad Meets Evil (Shady/Interscope) 27-30k (HITS Daily Double)
Last May, Khaled talked about his album’s potential to generate success.
“Aight check this out, it’s We The Best Forever, it’s DJ Khaled, it’s going to be a hot summer,” Khaled said in a video. “I’m in the gym, gotta stay healthy even though we busy 24 hours getting this money hustling hard. But right now, I’m warning you now, I’m about to drop the biggest record in the country. My second single is going to be a problem. Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, I gotta get in this gym because we’re gonna shoot the biggest video ever. Video shot be Gil Green, co-directed by Drake aka Drizzy. It’s gonna be the biggest record in the country…We ain’t trying to slim down, [but] if we do, give thanks. You feel me? I’m a fly brother. Let’s go swimming…Aight, check this out. After a hard workout, and some laps in the pool — order yourself a Pina Colada, get in the jacuzzi, We The Best Forever is coming soon. It’s going to be a hot summer. My second single is coming soon.” (Dazed One Productions)
Khaled’s previous album debuted in the Top 20 last year.
Def Jam South president DJ Khaled’s Victory debuted onto the charts this week earning a spot at No. 14. The popular deejay’s latest release was able to move 28,000 records after a week in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Prior to its release, Khaled aimed to recruit Nas and Eminem for the LP.
“Me and Nas are still on the creative process. He was on my last two albums. We are talking to get a new song done. I think it’s pretty close. The list of the artists on We The Best Forever is amazing, but the records are hits. The album will drop in July, and I’m still hunting down Eminem. It’s the right time to ask for him. This is my fifth album, so I should be on his radar.” (VIBE)
Check out a recent DJ Khaled interview below: