Midwest rap veteran Tech N9ne and Robin Thicke are expected to land on the sales chart in the next seven days with their respective solo efforts’ first-week projections revealed.
Based on one-day estimates, Thicke’s Blurred Lines will easily topple its competition.
YOUR TOP 15: Robin Thicke, Five Finger Death Punch and Tech N9ne all appear to still be on track for career-best first-week sales. Here’s how it looks as the weekend looms: *Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope) 135-140k *Five Finger Death Punch (Prospect Park) 100-105k Jay Z (Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation) 55-60k *Tech N9ne (Strange Music) 55-60k (HITS Daily Double)
Tech N9ne’s latest solo effort features a flurry of guest features.
Clocking in with over twenty songs, Tech brings out diverse features on Something Else. The VIP guest list includes Krizz Kaliko, Serj Tankian, T-Pain, Big Scoob, Red Café, Trae tha Truth, Liz Suwandi, Tyler Lyon, Kendall Morgan, Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday!, Angel Davenport, Game, Snow tha Product, Twisted Insane, Wrekonize, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T., Cee Lo Green, Kutt Calhoun, Scoop DeVille, Rittz, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, Danny Brown and the remaining members of the legendary rock band The Doors. (SOHH 5 Reasons)
Latin singer Selena Gomez knocked Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail off the top spot this week.
This week, Selena Gomez collects her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of “Stars Dance.” The Hollywood Records release sold 97,000 copies in its first week — a career-high frame for the singer. Gomez bumps Jay Z’s “Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail” down to No. 2 with 77,000 (down 40%). It had ruled the list for two weeks. (Billboard)
Cash Money Records compilation Rich Gang also landed in the Top 10.
Next up in the top 10 is the “Rich Gang” compilation from Young Money and Cash Money Records, which starts at No. 9 with 24,000. It’s the highest-charting hip-hop compilation since the “Good Music Cruel Summer” set ranked at No. 7 on Oct. 13, 2012. (It debuted at No. 2 the week previous.) (Billboard)