Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt‘s new Doris album is reportedly set to slightly undersell initial first-week projections but not enough for it to lose major placement on the upcoming sales chart.
According to weekend estimates, the LP is expected to sell up to 55,000 copies in its opening week.
YOUR TOP 15: Hatless Country superstar Luke Bryan is headed for a second week at #1, while John Mayer is the week’s top debut. As many as eight of the Top 15 albums will be new releases. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 165-175k *John Mayer (Columbia) 145-155k *TGT (Atlantic) 65-70k *Jimmy Buffett (Mailboat) 55-60k *Earl Sweatshirt (Columbia) 50-55k Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope) 45-50k Now 47 (UMe) 35-40k *A$AP Ferg (RCA) 30-35k Teen Beach (Disney) 30-35k Jay Z (Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation) 27-30k *Tedeschi Trucks Band (Sony Masterworks) 24-27k *Ben Rector (Aptly Named/ROAR) 22-25k Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville) 21-24k The Civil Wars (sensibility/Columbia) 21-24k *Blue October (Up/Down) 21-24k K. Michelle (Atlantic) 21-24k (HITS Daily Double)
Initial projections had the LP selling up to 60,000 copies in week one.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: A battle could be shaping up for the #1 album next week between the debuting John Mayer and current chart-topper Luke Bryan. Here are this week’s key debuts: John Mayer (Columbia) 145-155k TGT (Atlantic) 65-70k Jimmy Buffett (Mailboat) 55-60k Earl Sweatshirt (Columbia) 55-60k A$AP Ferg (RCA) 30-35k Tedeschi Trucks Band (Sony Masterworks) 20-25k Blue October (Up/Down) 14-16k The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Republic) 14-16k This week’s key debuts at the UMPG dispensary include This Bud, It Is a Wonderland and CheebaBurger in Paradise. Read more on this developing story in the upcoming HITS 27th Anniversary Issue. (8/21p) (HITS Daily Double)
Sweatshirt’s new LP fell victim to hackers last week.
On November 1st 2012 Earl Sweatshirt released “Chum,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album ‘Doris.’ Nearly a year later, that album will finally be released Only five days before the official August 20th release, ‘Doris’ has officially leaked online in its entirety. You can pre-order the album on iTunes, right here. UPDATE: The stream has been removed, stay tuned for an official stream. (The Masked Gorilla)
Last month, Earl said the LP coming out will finally take the attention off of his family and solely spark music conversations again.
“I just want it to be out so there can be conversation about sh– other [than my life],” Earl told MTV News. “So there can be music conversation as opposed to life conversation, which has been going since I’ve been home. … Most of the sh– that I get, and that I’ve gotten in my entire career, has been based on sh– that’s going on in my life and not music stuff. So when the album comes out, it’ll give everyone 15 songs to talk about.” (MTV)