Big Sean and Jhene Aiko had jaws dropping just this time last week when they dropped the surprise announcement of their joint EP ‘Twenty88.’
Conveniently due on digital shelves April 1st, many fans originally perceived the announcement as an April Fool’s joke. Indeed, while a Flaunt magazine spread and live performance on ‘Kimmel’ later disproved such, the effort’s minimal promotional push almost looked poise to see the real joke fall on Sean and Aiko. Add to this a Tidal-only streaming availability (until April 4th), the project had an unquestionable uphill battle from day 1.
Yet, as the two have proven with their solo efforts, the absence of hit singles and promo is by no means indicative of failure. And, if their predicted first week sales are anything to go by, they’re set to prove that point yet again…
Predicted First Week Sales: 40,000-45,000
As of Saturday morning… twenty88 rule on the album side [of iTunes] with their self-titled set, followed by Lukas [Graham] and Weezer.
Based on these very early reads…Twenty88 (Def Jam) 35-40k album, 40-45k SPS
These numbers are set to change when other outlets start streaming the project on Monday morning. Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for updates as they become available.