The first week Billboard 200 projections for Meek Mill‘s Expensive Pain and Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid‘s Trust Fund Babies have been revealed.
According to HITS Daily Double, Expensive Pain is looking to debut with 85,000 to 95,000 equivalent album units, including 1,000 to 3,000 in album sales. Reports state that if this forecast is correct, the numbers for an album like Drake‘s Certified Lover Boy — which stepped down to No. 2 with 134,949 equivalent album units — will need to decrease by a third for Mill to open at No. 1. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid’s joint project, entitled Trust Fund Babies, is looking to open with 12,000 to 15,000 equivalent album units and less than 1,000 in album sales.
This week’s Billboard 200 chart saw NBA YoungBoy’s Sincerely, Kentrell stun Drake’s CLB for the No. 1 spot, opening with a total 137,775 equivalent album units. The Baton Rouge rapper’s newest album marks his first studio effort in a year and was his first release since November 2020’s Until I Return.
Elsewhere in music, Tyler, the Creator was presented with the Cultural Influence Award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards.
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