G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T has a reason to smile today as his long-awaited My Name Is My Name solo debut has cracked the Top 5 and landed on the music sales chart.
Despite ample competition, Pusha managed to push out over 70,000 copies in week one.
Miley Cyrus‘ Bangerz sold roughly 274,000 copies to claim the top spot. She beat out last week’s No. 1, Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, which sold 72,000 and placed No. 5 on the chart. Pusha T also made his debut this week with My Name Is My Name, which sold a little over 74,000 copies to land at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The album was backed by the singles “Pain” featuring Future and “Sweet Serenade” featuring Chris Brown. Considering this is Pusha’s debut solo album, the 36-year-old veteran rapper from Virginia had a commendable performance on the charts. Danny Brown debuts at No. 17 with his impressive album Old. The Fool’s Gold release from the Detroit MC moved 15,000 copies in its first week. (Complex)
Last weekend estimates had the LP leveling off around 75,000 copies.
YOUR TOP 15: Two-thirds of next week’s Top 15 could be debuts, but all eyes are on Miley. Meanwhile, look for a strong second-week showing by Lorde. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: *Miley Cyrus (RCA) 250-270k *Panic! at the Disco (Fueled by Ramen) 95-100k Drake (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) 80-85k *Pusha T (Def Jam/IDJ) 70-75k (HITS Daily Double)
Based on initial one-day estimates, the Pusha Man’s new LP was expected to sell up to 80,000 copies in week one.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Next week will bring with it another debut-filled chart. Miley Cyrus will bow at #1 with a total around 2.5 times the first week of her last album, Can’t Be Tamed, which opened with 102k in June 2010. How high will Bangerz go? Stay tuned. Here are this week’s key debuts: Miley Cyrus (RCA) 250-270k Panic! at the Disco (Fueled By Ramen) 90-100k Pusha T (Def Jam/IDJ) 75-80k Cassadee Pope (Republic Nashville) 40-45k (HITS Daily Double)
Recently, Pusha said he has never reaped the benefit of snatching huge record sales and won’t start worrying about it at this point in his career.
“I ain’t sold a lot of records ever,” Push said in an interview. “Like for real, being honest. It ain’t no big deal to me. My grassroots following, my fans is what keep me alive out here and doing these shows everyday.” (“The Breakfast Club”)