West Coast rapper Game’s Jesus Piece will easily find itself on the sales chart next week but faces a stiff battle from country singer Taylor Swift and pop star Bruno Mars to debut atop its competition.
Based on one-day estimates, the LP could sell up to 80,000 records in its first week.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: It’s a fair bet that Taylor Swift’s Red will inhabit the #1 spot yet again next week–and likely through the end of 2012, if we’re shaking up our Magic 8 Ball properly. Meanwhile, here’s a peek at the week’s key debuts: Bruno Mars (New Elektra) 140-160k Game (Geffen) 75-80k Green Day (Reprise) 55-60k Music of Nashville (Big Machine) 40-45k Glee Cast: Christmas, Vol. 3 (Columbia) 35-40k Big Boi (Def Jam/IDJ) 25-30k Jenni Rivera (Fonovisa) 25-30k Lifehouse (Geffen) 15-20k (HITS Daily Double)
The rapper’s latest solo effort features collaborations from Kanye West, J. Cole and more music heavyweights.
1. “Scared Now” feat. Meek Mill 2. “Ali Bomaye” feat. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross 3. “Jesus Piece” feat. Kanye West and Common 4. “Pray” feat. J. Cole and JMSN 5. “All That (Lady)” feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous, & Jeremih 6. “Name Me King” feat. Pusha T 7. “See No Evil” feat. Kendrick Lamar and Tank 8. “Can’t Get Right” feat. K. Roosevelt 9. “Heaven’s Arms” 10. “Hallelujah” feat. Jamie Foxx 11. “Freedom” feat. Elijah Blake 12. “Celebration” feat. Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, & Lil Wayne (Jesus Piece)
Over the summer, Game spoke up for his LP’s mixture of hard raps and religion.
“I’m calling [my new album] Jesus Piece ’cause last year in August I got baptized and so I’ve been going to church, but I still been kinda doing me out here,” Game said in an interview. “I still love the strip club and I still smoke and drink. I’m faithful to my family, so I wanted to make an album where you could love God and be of God, but still get it poppin’ in your life.” (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
In August 2011, the rapper’s R.E.D. Album debuted at number one.
West Coast rapper Game’s The R.E.D. Album debuted this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper’s fourth solo LP has sold 97,900 units to date. Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch the Throne moved 94,200 records in its third week. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Jesus Piece trailer: