T.I’s personal life may be in turmoil but his album sales are doing quite fine. The rapper’s new album, ‘No Mercy’, is set to debut at #4 this week on the Billboard 200 with sales of 158,100 copies. This achievement will give the ‘Castle Walls’ performer his 6th top 5 entry on the tally to date.
Things aren’t looking so merry for the Black Eyed Peas though. Their album is expected to drop from #6 to #19 with a staggering #52% decline, selling only 56,110 units this week.
However, the Peas aren’t alone on their downward slide. Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ is scheduled to experience yet another sales dip of 35%, dropping to out of the top 10 to #13 with 68,747 copies sold. Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, should hang on at #6 with another 80,667 units in sales.
Nevertheless, all is not lost for the Urban artists this week. Both Rihanna and Mariah Carey will have upswings in sales by 8% and 11%, respectively. The Bajan’s ‘Loud’ is expected to sell 74,338 units while her idol, Carey, is set to have the highest single week figures of her ‘Merry Christmas II You’ record thus far with 67,018 sold.
Sidebar: There have been marked differences between the sales reported by Hits Daily Double and Billboard during the last few weeks. Hence, expect some of these figures to change when issued by the latter.