Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris‘ Battle of the Sexes album is reportedly en route to sell up to 125,000 copies next week.
Based on one-day estimates, the Disturbin’ Tha Peace leader will dominate his competition.
Riding high on hit collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and labelmate Taio Cruz (the #1 download, “Break Your Heart”), the DTP/Def Jam/IDJ hip-hop superstar-turned-actor will debut at #1 next Tuesday, with approximately 120k in sales for his latest, Battle of the Sexes. The album boasts current hit singles “How Low” and “My Chick Bad,” the latter featuring Minaj. His seventh studio album also includes cameos from Shawnna, Lil Scrappy, Trey Songz, Lil’ Kim, Gucci Mane, Monica and Ne-Yo, among others. (Hits Daily Double)
The rapper recently spoke on his album’s importance for women.
“It’s such a male-dominated industry that I feel like females need more of a voice, so we wanted to hear more of what the hell they had to say,” Luda said in an interview. “With that being said, I went out and got women from the past, the present and the future — everyone from Lil Kim, Eve, Trina, Nicki Minaj. I got records where I’m talking about women … and where women are talking back to me.” (MTV)
The project features multiple collaborations from artists including Lil Scrappy and Gucci Mane.
1. “Intro” 2. “How Low” 3. “My Chick Bad” feat. Nicki Minaj 4. “Everybody Drunk” feat. Lil Scrappy 5. “I Do It All Night” 6. “Sex Room” feat. Trey Songz 7. “I Know You Got a Man” feat. Flo Rida 8. “Hey Ho” feat. Lil’ Kim and Lil’ Fate 9. “Party No Mo'” feat. Gucci Mane 10. “B.O.T.S. Radio” feat. I-20 11. “Can’t Live With You” feat. Monica 12. “Feelin’ So Sexy” 13. “Tell Me a Secret” feat. Ne-Yo 14. “My Chick Bad (Remix)” feat. Diamond, Trina, and Eve (Battle of the Sexes)
He recently explained why the album was pushed up a week ahead of schedule.
“The release date on the new album is officially March 9th, it was March 16th, it’s been pushed up a week due to the anticipation, feeling good, Battle of the Sexes, just got picked up on the Black Eyed Peas tour, so we’ll be promoting that starting Thursday all the way until the end of April,” Luda said in an interview. “So look for Battle of the Sexes on March 9th.” (Meet Tha Dealer TV)
Check out Ludacris speaking on the album down below: