After watching the likes of J.Cole, Jay Z & Kanye West reap the commercial rewards for their respective media dominating album campaigns, Hip Hop was asked to turn its attention to Big Sean this week…and his new album ‘Hall of Fame‘.
Unfortunately, despite his album scoring a collective 10 on a critical tip, the Rapper is gearing up to welcome first week sales that skate on modest ice.
His predicted figure?
Find out below…
Billboard Biz reports:
“Industry sources suggest Big Sean’s new “Hall of Fame” could sell approximately 70,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 1, which should enable it to make a top three debut next week. It’s the follow-up to his debut studio effort, “Finally Famous,” which opened at No. 3 in 2011 with 87,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”
For some, 70,000 units in today’s climate is a God send.
Unfortunately, for an act whose genre is renown and celebrated for its mega sellers, it sort of hurts- as fans of Sean- to report these predicted figures, knowing how many more units he would have sold had he armed with a single akin to ‘Clique’ and a roll out worthy of the album’s quality.
To put it simply, with Hip Hop on commercial fire this year, one has to wonder how and why the album’s handlers weren’t able to secure the support of the same audiences who have given all of his contemporaries sweet digits.
Here’s hoping the weeks that follow see Sean afforded the push he deserves, as to avoid being billed the weakest link in Hip Hop’s ever thriving commercial chain.