The Predictions Are In: Gwen Stefani Set For First #1 Solo Album

Published: Saturday 19th Mar 2016 by Sam
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Congratulations are in order for No Doubt diva Gwen Stefani.

The singer and star of NBC’s The Voice released her third solo album ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like’ this week and the set is on-course to become her first solo #1 on the  Billboard 200.

Details below…

According to Hits Daily Double, the 46-year-old is set to to open atop of the US tally with first week sales of 68,000-73,000 – a figure which rises to 73-78k when factoring in Sales-Plus-Streaming .

If achieved, the feat will not only earn Stefani her first solo chart-topper, but it’ll mark label Interscope‘s third #1 in four weeks (following the successes of new releases from Kendrick Lamar and 1975).

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The numbers may be a far cry from the 309k and 243k debuts of her preceding albums  (2004’s ‘Love.Angel.Music.Baby’ and 2006’s ‘Sweet Escape’), but context is everything.

309k could only earn Stefani a #7 placing in 2004 (how times have changed), but she “won” by ultimately going on to go 5x Platinum. Similarly, she peaked at #3 with ‘Escape’ – which has since been certified 2x Platinum.

Now, with her first solo #1 essentially in the bag, one thing is clear – climates may change but Gwen stays winning.

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  1. Weezy Tha Goat March 19, 2016

    She will outsell Jackie in her second week???

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

      Lol Ya don’t say

    • Stoney-Brie March 19, 2016

      Who’s Jackie?

    • YOUR MADGEsty March 19, 2016

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • Truth(honey Adel is a hasbeen like nicki) March 20, 2016

      She already have… 19k

      • FAF (460 COPIES) March 20, 2016

        OUTSOLD 460 COPIES.. THATS FOR UFCKING SURE

  2. Weaveney March 19, 2016

    Peroxide-bleached pop flop. Her music is trash this era! Kiii

    • King Mark111 /.\ March 19, 2016

      Gwen is an icon. You better come correct.

      • JT March 19, 2016

        You people really use the word “icon” waaaaay too loosely.

  3. orangeyougladIdidntsaybanana March 19, 2016

    I forced myself to listen to this album and overall it’s garbage
    “Naughty” is ridiculously bad, I almost lost my hearing

    • Lea March 19, 2016

      Guh quit lying u havent listened to anything, smh!

      • orangeyougladIdidntsaybanana March 19, 2016

        My Tidal subscription came through yesterday and abused my years for the most part, although “Send Me a Picture” is cute

  4. RICHIE_RICH March 19, 2016

    Hell I didn’t even know she released and album.

  5. Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

    Damn! Times have changed SMDH

    “309k could only earn Stefani a #7 placing in 2004 (how times have changed), but she “won” by ultimately going on to go 5x Platinum. “

    • WHO IS THE BIGGEST ASS LICKER ON THIS SITE BETWEEN RIHNAVY AND MOLLY?????? March 19, 2016

      Geez I wonder what was the top 5 at the time

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Just checked Billboard LMAO. Idk the exact dates but Ushers’s Confessions, Britney Spear’s In the Zone, and Kanye West’s College Drop Out were all released that year. PLUS, Beyonce’s Dangerously In Love, Jay-Z’s Black Album, and Alicia Key’s Diary were all released the year before and were still charting in the top 30.
        So you know it was some stiff COMPETITION back then!

  6. ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

    Good for Gwen I didn’t even know she was releasing an album.

    • FAF (460 COPIES) March 20, 2016

      I’M SCREAMING AT HER GETTING A #1 THE RIGHT WAY W/O USING SAMSUNG KIIIIII

      GO AWF GWEN! 😀

  7. Theman March 19, 2016

    Her album went 4x platinum. And that 309k was from the holiday season, perhaps. She also had a huge hit. Radio has something against veteran women. She has a great album. If radio would stop being stupid & play her songs shed sale a lot more. These are decent numbers for an artist without a major hit, whom hasn’t released a solo album in forever. She’s deserves this number one.

    • WHO IS THE BIGGEST ASS LICKER ON THIS SITE BETWEEN RIHNAVY AND MOLLY?????? March 19, 2016

      Yeah I just saw, she has major competition from Eminem,U2 and DC

  8. Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

    It took a while to get me here and I’m gonna take my tiiiimmee ????

  9. King Mark111 /.\ March 19, 2016

    What was crazy how Ciara out sold her with The Evolution with over 300K the first week. I guess everyone has their moment. Anyway, ANTi is #2 after 5 weeks. Digital Queen!Stream Queen!

    • Metzo March 19, 2016

      9k girl. Lmaooo Digital whet?

      • LB March 19, 2016

        And it’s #2 on the charts, in the meantime, Formation failing to top the Bubbling under

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 19, 2016

        It did 18k, it was never that low. You pest just run with anything out of desperation. Just like 406 and $10 tickets.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Marsha! The f****** album has been out for, not one, but TWO MONTHS and is only projected to sell 9K this week. That’s not good! Justin Beiber’s album was released 5 months ago and is still pushing 10,900+ units. Give the buckshit a rest already. It’s getting old!

      • FAF (460 COPIES) March 20, 2016

        NO, DEAR THE TIX AREN’T $10 THEYVE BEEN REDUCED TO FREE WITH THE PRICE OF COLLEGE TUITION 😉

    • B2B March 19, 2016

      shouldn’t it be? She has the #1 song and the album was a surprise drop and there’ are no new albums. Nothing to brag about. A Surprise album should be platinum by 5 weeks. See Bey and Drake.

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 19, 2016

        It was platinum in two days.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Not according to Billboard! It didn’t earn that platinum plaque. Because Samsung BOUGHT 1 million copies and handed them out for Frih.
        Anti’s only sold 500,000+ units worldwide

      • LB March 19, 2016

        Billboard doesn’t certify albums, the RIAA does. Billboard only tracks what people are listening to, and according to them, Anti is #2 this week.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        @Loose Booty
        Idc about the technicalities or how you try to spin it. The fact of the matter is, Anti has not SOLD 1 million units. Samsung BOUGHT 1 million units. It’s SOLD 500,000 world wide lol.

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 19, 2016

        Yet LB stated nothing but facts. No one cares about how you feel. Oh and here’s another fact, Work is still #1 and Formation is still chartless. What a flop. Lol

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Rhianna cheated for sales #TheEnd

  10. LB March 19, 2016

    Good for her, Gwen is an icon

  11. HailBeysus March 19, 2016

    KIII Not Gwen Stafani disappearing from music for like a century and coming back debuting with 300k first week sales!!!! I CANNOT WITH THIS ANNIHILATION!! Meanwhile bitxhes out here struggling to pass 300k overall sales LMFAO!!!! ???????????

    • ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

      Reading in fundamental then again you’re apart of the uneducated hood hive.

      • ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

        Is*

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        So that would make you a part of the Baby Mama’s Club right? Oh! Or is the Ku Klux Klan more of your style!?

      • ♊Mølly♊ March 19, 2016

        Didn’t I disown you months ago? You’re still attached to me.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        We, the Hive delegation, disowned your racist ass a long time ago.
        Want me to refresh your memory!?

    • King Mark111 /.\ March 19, 2016

      Clocked and cooked from that heat.

      • ♊Mølly♊ March 19, 2016

        Kiii shes silent af… Im screaming

    • Lea March 19, 2016

      Smfh @HailBey I knew u were a troll. U come here simply to scan comments and cause drama. Didn’t even read the article!

  12. ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

    Some girls are forever bitter.

    • LB March 19, 2016

      Some girls can’t read

      • ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

        Death well their fav can’t spell so what can we expect? ????

  13. LB March 19, 2016

    March 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm
    HailBeysus says:

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    KIII Not Gwen Stafani disappearing from music for like a century and coming back debuting with 300k first week sales!!!!



    LMAO THE BEYHIVE…..Yonce and your non reading fan base.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/QgixZj4y3TwnS/giphy.gif

    • ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

      Death I just clocked her on that too

      • LB March 19, 2016

        LMAO I expected much from the Beyhive

      • ♊Molly♊ March 19, 2016

        Funny thing is @FailBeysus really thought he was clocking ? #CheckedThatNigga

      • LB March 19, 2016

        LMAO it thought it was about to drop some serious drag, only to drag its illiterate self LMAO.

        Reading to hard for the hive,they would rather “yassss” LMAO

      • ♊Mølly♊ March 19, 2016

        The hive forever taking Ls ? Slay_Hives understudy better get it tf together.

      • LB March 19, 2016

        LMAO the hive are taking all the Ls

  14. HailBeysus March 19, 2016

    Lmao oop i stand corrected! But oh well she still debuting with #1.

    • Lea March 19, 2016

      Gul bye, u tried it!

  15. JOHNVIDAL March 19, 2016

    I´m surprised by those predicted numbers. In this climate it is not a flop at all. Apart from the top artists of the moment nobody does over 70-100k copies. So she is aiming at the upper ranger of what most people sells nowadays. Congrats. It´s weird cause she is like nowhere and doesn´t have a hit out.

  16. LB March 19, 2016

    The fact of the matter is, Anti has not SOLD 1 million units. Samsung BOUGHT 1 million units. It’s SOLD 500,000 world wide lol.

    Ladies and gentlemen, Tyler. OMG they BEYHIVE are on a roll today.

    She sold the albums to Samsung, who paid money for the albums. A sale is a sale.

    One minute she did not sell the album, but then Samsung BOUGHT the album, but she then only sold 500K, how did Samsung buy something she allegedly did not sell? LMAO. Please BEYHIVE, stop.

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

      Those 1 millions albums were BOUGHT not EARNED!

      • LB March 19, 2016

        So she sold 1 million albums then? I mean how else would Samsung buy something she wasn’t selling?

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Did or did Roc Nation not scheme to have Samsung BUY 1 million copies as an attempt to try and save Anti from flopping, like we all expected it to?

      • LB March 19, 2016

        So Rihanna sold 1 million albums then?

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        No, Rhianna SOLD 500,000.
        Samsung dished out 1 million for Frih….

      • LB March 19, 2016

        So Rihanna SOLD 1 million copies to Samsung…got it

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Once again, Rhianna SOLD OUT for sales. The general public is not checking for that album. Hence the reason why it’s currently stalled at 500,000+ in physical sales.

      • LB March 19, 2016

        If the public is not checking for it, why is it #2 on Billboard and #1 on Hits Daily Double?

        Secondly, a sale is a sale.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        If the general public is checking for it, then why is it only projected to SELL 9,000 this week lol?
        It’s only been out for TWO months!

      • LB March 19, 2016

        Receipt of 9k prediction

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        Why is Justin Beiber’s album outselling Rihanna’s when his has been out longer?

      • LB March 19, 2016

        Still waiting for the 9K prediction receipt

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

        I love all this dodging that is going on. What I want to know is why Anti is flopping as hard as “heartbreak on hold” why is Rihanna letting Justin Beiber slay the s*** out of her worldwide?

  17. LB March 19, 2016

    Fact remains, Billboard does not certify albums, they track what people are listening to. RIAA certifies albums.

  18. HailBeysus March 19, 2016

    Im still laughing @WreckedButthole celebrating Cheatanna Sales. When he was out here dragging Jay-Z

    June 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Lovebird says:

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    Ah Yasss, I’m so happy, that’ll mean it’ll FLOP. Yass, so here for Flop Z to be flopping. The truth is musical genius Kanye West has been carrying this illiterate drug dealer this whole time, and now no Kanye means Jay Flop will FLOP. I have been given life, thank you Billboard.

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

      BOOM!

  19. Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

    Say what you will about Beyonce, Bieber and other artists, but they topped Billboard because their albums deserved it. Nothing was BOUGHT *gulps tea*

    • HailBeysus March 19, 2016

      Yas they earned it! Beyonce Adele Taylor Swift Justin Bieber Nicki Minaj Ciara all SOLD and didn’t cheat to mask a possible floppage!

      • FAF (460 COPIES) March 20, 2016

        I’M STILL NOT OVER THEM TALKING S*** ON NICKI FOR NOT SELLING A MIL
        2 YRS LATER HER ALBUMS ACTUALLY DOUBLE PLAT USING THE SAME METHOD AS RIHANNA AND ITS QUIETER THAN CRICKETS IN THE DAYTIME

  20. LB March 19, 2016

    Answer the question, how did Samsung buy 1 million of albums that Rihanna supposedly was not selling? I’m dying to hear the hive logic on this one.

      • LB March 19, 2016

        Why would I bring up a receipt when you’re not going to read it anyway. Nice attempt at red herring though.

    • YOUR MADGEsty March 19, 2016

      I swear that was @RASHAD and not you… LMAO!!!!!!!

      • HailBeysus March 19, 2016

        @MADGEsty SCREAMING Yas it was!! @RASHAD Sorry boo you BeyHive but ain’t going down for your shít LMFAO!!! Watch WreckedButthole doge this ??? and clocking once again ???

  21. YOUR MADGEsty March 19, 2016

    I’m still curious as to who is going to back at #1 on the BB200 thus week…

    .

    ‘ANTI’ or ’25’? They’re apparently separated by a mere 800 units.

    .

    @Billboard needs to hurry up and update the 200 tally. LOL.

  22. Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

    Lovebird needs to accept the FACT that Rhianna resorted to shady tactics as an attempt to receive success
    Forget the fact that a huge number of people who downloaded ANTI for Frih would’ve never spent money out of their own pockets to buy the album on iTunes, or driven to the store and bought it. Forget the fact that when something is free even non-fans will download it, if nothing else for pure curiosity. Forget the fact the album can’t be returned for those who don’t like it, because it’s free – Had I bought Anti on iTunes without listening to it first, I would definitely have requested a refund after hearing it (yes, they now do refunds if you don’t like an album).
    How disappointing because had Rihanna put the work in to make an album people could actually enjoy, as she’s done in the past, she could’ve easily earned a number one album the FAIR way and it would’ve been DESERVED not PURCHASED.

  23. LB March 19, 2016

    Girl are you going to dedicate that entire novel to me LMAO.

    1. RIAA and not Billboard certifies albums.
    .
    2. Usually in a commercial transaction, when one is buying, the other is selling; anything else is considered theft and/or fraud. In this case, Rihanna SOLD 1 million copies to Samsung, whatever Samsung did after that is their business.

    3. How can such a simple concept go over your head, at least enroll for an online degree or something.

    • ♊Mølly♊ March 19, 2016

      Kiiii they’re so pathetic and illiterate.. I actually feel bad for them #NOT

  24. HailBeysus March 19, 2016

    DEATH!!! @WreckedButthole excuse! ‘Why would I bring up a receipt you’re not going to read anyway’ Hahahaha not when i told you who it was and Madgsty just said the name too! Like I said the Gavvy stay lying, contradicting and forging receipts. Poorthangs!

  25. Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

    1.) I WAS BORN DEAD, LIVED DEAD, AND DIED DEAD lol.
    2.)How can you title your album anti like you were going against the grain and then cheat your way for sales? 3.)Plus, with the type of money that Roc Nation, Samsung, or Rhianna makes this wouldn’t even create a dent in there pockets.
    4.) Consumers didn’t spend their hard earned money and valuable time to purchase this album.
    5.) Rhianna cheated.

    • FAF (460 COPIES) March 20, 2016

      AND THEN THE B**** DID AN ARTICLE TALKING ABOUT “I DONT CARE IF ITS NOT SOME TOP 40 RECORD”
      IIS THAT WHY YOU RELEASED 2 VIDS FOR UR FIRST SINGLE??
      CHILE U WAS USING THE STREAMS TO GET U UP THE BBHOT100 AND NEEDED DRAKE TO ASSIST..
      THIS B**** IS SEE THRU LIKE MY BAY WINDOW

  26. HailBeysus March 19, 2016

    Anyway i need to sleep I’ve been up since 10 lol! Also DEATH at that walking STD consistently finding it’s way into my reply sections. Ill continue to pay it dust just like the GP pays its fav Mrs Man dust kii!!

  27. Tyler Makiavelli March 19, 2016

    At this rate, Rhianna’s “Ray of Light” moment won’t scan what 4 did.
    As a matter of fact, Anti isn’t even moving HALF of what 4 did in its 2ND month.
    Do you honestly think that Anti would go Gold status if Samsung wouldn’t have BOUGHT Frihanna out? OR NAH.
    Imagine if it’s sales were only dependent on the GP ?

  28. Theman March 19, 2016

    Rihanna has sold 600k worldwide.

  29. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl March 19, 2016

    Awesome

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