Rap star Lil Wayne‘s Young Money: Rise Of An Empire is going to need the support of all diehard fans to help make a Top 5 debut as new first-week estimates have the LP selling up to 30,000 copies.
Based on the latest projections, the Young Money compilation should push out at least 27,000 records in week one.
YOUR TOP 15: Disney’s Frozen soundtrack will return to #1 for its sixth non-consecutive week. This coincides with the movie’s physical DVD release next Tuesday and (alongside the explosion of the Idina Menzel-sung, Oscar-winning “Let It Go”) could provide the ammunition for a repeat at #1 the following week. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: Frozen (Walt Disney) 75-80k *Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 70-75k Rick Ross (Def Jam/IDJ) 40-45k Pharrell Williams (Columbia) 40-45k *Aloe Blacc (XIX/Interscope) 35-40k *311 (311) 35-40k *Young Money: Rise of an Empire (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) 27-30k (HITS Daily Double)
Based on initial one-day estimates, the group project was expected to sell up to 40,000 units.
EARLY NUMBERS: Heck, this week’s HITS Album Sales Chart hasn’t even finished building yet and we’ve got some forecasts for next week. Given that these are extremely early, bear in mind that the numbers are fluid–and keep checking back daily for updates. Luke Bryan will likely fight it out with Disney’s relentless Frozen for #1. Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 60-80k Aloe Blacc (XIX/Interscope) 60-75k 311 (311) 35-45k Young Money (Young Money/Republic) 30-40k Sara Evans (RCA Nashville) 20-30k Ledisi (Verve) 20-30k (HITS Daily Double)
Recently, Young Money’s Shanell aka SnL spoke to SOHH about the new album.
“You know what’s so crazy is I haven’t even heard the whole thing yet,” Shanell playfully told SOHH referring to the new LP. “I got a couple records on there. There’s some different people on there now that Young Money and Cash Money have expanded, so there’s going to be some different voices on there. I can’t wait to hear what all is on there. One of the records I have on there is called ‘Catch Me At The Light’ and it has Yo Gotti on there. Look for that and we just shot one of the videos for it with Euro, who is newly signed, and Baby and Wayne. That was a fun shoot. It’s a new added addition to the family so hopefully it’ll feel like the first one did.” (SOHH)
Lil Wayne’s group album comes packed with 12 tracks.
Young Money: Rise of an Empire Tracklisting 1. “We Alright” – Euro feat. Birdman and Lil Wayne 2. “Trophies” – Drake 3. “Bang” – Lil Twist feat. Euro and Cory Gunz 4. “Senile” – Tyga feat. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne 5. “Induction Speech” – Euro 6. “One Time” – Lil Twist feat. Tyga and YG 7. “Hittin Like” – Shanell feat. Chanel West Coast 8. “Lookin Ass” – Nicki Minaj 9. “Fresher Than Ever” – Gudda Gudda feat. Jae Millz, Flow, Mack Maine, and Birdman 10. “Back It Up” – Lil Twist feat. Tyga 11. “Moment” – Lil Wayne 12. “You Already Know” – PJ Morton feat. Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, and Jae Millz (Rise Of An Empire)