Bad Boy Records rapper French Montana‘s highly-anticipated Excuse My French reportedly fell shy of selling 50,000 copies in its opening week but still managed to snag a Top 10 debut.
While the Nielsen SoundScan numbers are not expected to drop until tomorrow (May 29), reports claim his official total is good enough for a No. 6 spot.
French Montana’s debut album, Excuse My French, has landed at No. 6 on the Album Sales chart, selling 49,775 copies in its first week. The album, which was released between Bad Boy and MMG, was projected to sell between 45,000 and 50,000 copies–so the actual numbers are pretty spot on. (Complex)
Based on last week’s one-day estimates, Excuse My French was expected to easily find a home on the sales chart tomorrow.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: Put on your helmets, people; it’s time to check out this week’s key debuts: Daft Punk (Columbia) 300-325k The National (4AD) 70-75k Thirty Seconds To Mars (Virgin) 60-65k Darius Rucker (Capitol Nashville) 60-65k French Montana (Bad Boy/Interscope) 45-50k Oh, and the UMPG staff would like to remind you not to light your fatty with your helmet on, unless you want to get, like, wicked baked. (5/22p) (HITS Daily Double)
Montana recently admitted he would cop a shipment of his new album.
Excuse My French is available on pre-order this week. Honestly, how many copies will you be buying for yourself? Probably about… I’mma buy me enough to give out when I go out on tour. Like, a hundred out of my pocket. That’s $10 a piece. I’ll have the label buy a 1000 or something and I’ll take it from them. What I’mma buy? A hundred. (MTV Hive)
A few months ago, the New York native revealed how many albums he hoped to sell in the first week.
“May 21st,” French confirmed when asked about his album release date. “I’m trying to crack that big number when I drop. Man, I gotta crack at least 200 [thousand] or better. You never know though. You know what I’m saying? You never know though. It all comes down to the shipping. I don’t care [what’s come out in the past ten years].” (Sirius XM)