Miami rapper Rick Ross‘ Teflon Don album sales are projected to drop over 50 percent its second week in stores as weekend estimates show the project selling no more than 65,000 copies.
Despite the drop, chart watchers expect Ross to land within the Top 5 albums of the week.
*Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Bros.) 160-170k Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 150-155k Rick Ross (Def Jam/IDJ) 60-65k Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 30-35k Drake (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown) 30-35k (Hits Daily Double)
The project barely missed debuting atop the charts this past week with over 176,000 albums sold.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery has continued its reign atop the charts at No. 1 with 187,200 sold copies. According to Nielson SoundScan, the rapper’s latest solo effort has sold 1,669,600 units after five weeks on the charts. Def Jam juggernaut Rick Ross’ Teflon Don opened up this week at No. 2. Making his first non-number one solo debut, the “Boss” was able to shell out 176,700 pieces after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
His Deeper Than Rap follow-up features 11 cuts with guest spots from Jay-Z, T.I. and Diddy.
1. I’m Not A Star – Rick Ross 2. Free Mason – Rick Ross, Jay-Z 3. Tears Of Joy – Rick Ross, Cee-Lo 4. Maybach Music III – Rick Ross, T.I., Jadakiss, Erykah Badu 5. Live Fast, Die Young – Rick Ross, Kanye West 6. Super High – Rick Ross, Ne-Yo 7. No. 1 – Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Diddy 8. MC Hammer – Rick Ross, Gucci Mane 9. B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast) – Rick Ross, Styles P 10. Aston Martin Music – Rick Ross, Drake, Chrisette Michele11. All The Money In The World – Rick Ross, Raphael Saadiq (Teflon Don)
Earlier this year, Ross’ “Super High” collaborator Ne-Yo talked with SOHH about working on his Def Jam labelmate’s new LP.
“Our record is definitely doing what it’s supposed to do. I’m happy for that, so shout-out to all the radio and deejays that are running the record. I appreciate the love and shout-out to the people requesting the record on the radio and all of that. I feel like it gives me hope for music again. It’s a quality joint, it’s a quality record. Like I said, it gives me hope that all the garbage you hear on the radio hasn’t dulled everybody’s senses. So I’m happy about that.” (SOHH Guest Star)
Check out some past Rick Ross footage below: