The Hip-Hop titan Cardi B has much to celebrate this year.
For, months before the arrival of her first child, the Afro-Latina megastar is to watch her debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ soar into the Billboard Hot 100’s Top Ten in its opening week.
Ready to catch her sales projections?
Opening Position: #1
Projected Pure Sales Figure: 45,000.
Projected Figure (With Streams): 170,000.
The well-received set is expected to move a modest 45,000 units in pure sales but soar north of the 170,000 units mark when the streams it swept up with ease are thrown into its chart mix!
With this, Cardi is set to stand tall as the highest-selling female rapper of the week and outperform recent efforts launched by her Rap sisters Remy Ma, Azealia Banks and the ‘Fancy‘ Iggy Azalea.
‘Invasion’s projected first-week figure will see Cardi stand as the first female rapper since Nicki Minaj to see an opening number which sits over the 150,000 barrier.
Minaj’s debut album, ‘Pink Friday‘, opened with pure sales of 375,000 units in the week of its release and went on to shift 1 million copies in the U.S. in its opening month.
It now seems, with streams and a wave of positive reviews on her side, Cardi’s ‘Privacy’ is on course to reaching similar highs.