Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ First Week Sales Prediction Lowered

Published: Tuesday 6th Feb 2018 by Rashad

It’s no question Justin Timberlake will occupy the top spot on next week’s Billboard 200 with his next album, ‘Man of the Woods.’  What’s of concern to his faithful followers, however, is the report the set is on track to move his lowest first week numbers to date.

As we reported here, the set – released February 2 – was initially predicted to move 315-325,000 its first week.  However, as the projection was rendered before his show-stopping Super Bowl Halftime show, many assumed the figure would increase drastically after the highly rated showing.

That assumption, as Billboard is reporting, has proven itself false.  Details inside:


…Man of the Woods, is on course for a No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters.

Prognosticators suggest the pop star’s latest effort, which was released on Feb. 2 through RCA Records, could launch atop the chart with around 300,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 8. 


As we previously reported, if the figure above rings true, ‘Man of the Woods’ will deliver the lowest first week sales of his career.

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  1. StarXavi February 6, 2018

    Shall any of us shed a tear??

    • Elio February 6, 2018

      A tear of joy honey

    • Fancy BISH February 6, 2018

      SCREAMING! A damn FLOP!

    • Rosy February 7, 2018

      He goes in and out R&B and then country pop Justin is a stealing ass artist he black one minute then go back to his white side Miley Cyrus the same thing I don’t care for him never have never will

      • Arron Carter February 9, 2018

        That’s better then f****** usher flopping at 5 on bilboard 200

  2. Elio February 6, 2018

    Welcome to the dark days my friend

    • HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018


      “Justine can go on just…Cry me river/ He can go on just…cry me river” ???

      Halftime show was ?, new album was ?. But, hey,…McDonald’s & Wal-Mart are ALWAYS hiring. At Wal-Mart, he can stock boxes of merchandise on the late shift while driving for Uber or Lyft during the day! ?????

  3. truthtea February 6, 2018

    I remember how they tried the same tactic with 20/20 Experience. They kept upping their predictions in order to keep people interested and it worked. Now, it’s not. 300k is still solid, however, it’ll register a very large drop in the weeks after.

    • Love February 7, 2018

      Yep! They’d give a new “prediction” every day and each was higher than the other so that his fans would rush out to buy the album to make sure he reach the number they claimed he was going to hit. I don’t dislike him but his entire career has been based on exploiting black music and art. That’s fine because I know he respects it but he had the chance to save one of the black artists he was profiting from (They had the same manager) and he decided not to because he didn’t want to hurt the solo career she, Pharell and Timbaland had given to him. It’s what he deserves.

  4. TeaOnly February 6, 2018

    LMAO! Its what this white devil deserves for screwing Janet like that and than having the nerve to use Prince in his half-time show. Streaming is ending these white devils left and right. Taylor Swift Barely doing 7k in actual album sales only 10wks after the release. ????

    • HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018

      Preach!!! And, Swift is doing ONLY 7k in ACTUAL SALES?! Holy crap!????? A person w/ NO RECORD DEAL & hungry to break into the music business and, do more than that selling CD’s outside the trunk of a car!???

    • Honey February 7, 2018

      to be fair taylor’s album is already 3x platinum and sold 4M worldwide. no where near the level of floppage that dustbin is having, but yes her sales are declining too

    • Arron Carter February 9, 2018

      The NFL Band Janet, what can justin do about it?

  5. Jermany February 6, 2018

    300k is nothing to scoff at esp during this day and age. Congrats!

    • Jasmine February 6, 2018

      The week is not over. Those predictions are going to down even further.

      • HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018


  6. Stephy February 6, 2018

    Congrats Justin!

  7. Suicide Blonde February 6, 2018

    He’s actually lucky he’s no selling 50k with this much negative press, this numbers are based on his name alone, the backlash is so big that not even the super bowl helped him, actually the opposite of that, I think is safe to say that everything he’ll do this era will be destroyed by critics, the smart thing to do now is disappear from the public eye like Taylor Swift did, until the media find another victim, but he’s white, he will have his comeback, until then, rejoice Janet fans ?

    • Jasmine February 6, 2018

      “but he’s white, he will have his comeback”.

      Didn’t I tell you to get lost racist trash? Why are you still on this site? Nobody likes you. You are so pathetic.

    • Stephy February 6, 2018

      “but he’s white, he will have his comeback” — You’re pretty pathetic

    • Bam February 7, 2018

      When all else fails lean towards your racist views. Note you said that his super bowl performance would be/was epic and most across the board called simply fine-horrible. You said his sales would increase after the super bowl and yet they’ve decreased. You’re now saying he’ll make a comeback cause he’s white, well he’s also 37 and the industry has shown that agesim isn’t going away and affects all races of popular singers. You might wanna stop talking cause you seem to be cursing JT more than helping him. ?

    • The Wig Snatcher February 7, 2018

      The fact that you all keep replying to Suicide, who has never changed his racist spots, crying the same thing over and over makes y’all foolish.

    • JC February 11, 2018

      It’s not his fault that white people support their own. That’s the REAL REASON that the Eminems, Adeles, Sheerans, and Taylors outsell black artists. It pays to have a fanbase that pays for your music rather than stealing it. Now the Jay’s and Bey’s selling their albums to corporations for a nickel a piece just to make it llok like they’re still going platinum. The most successful black artists (record sales/25+ year careers and still touring) have one thing in common: a large portion of their fanbase is white. You don’t have to like the truth but you do have to acknowledge it.

  8. Jasmine February 6, 2018

    FLOP Any white male artist with 20 plus years in the game who puts out an album with this much heavy promotion (numerous music videos, a Superbowl performance watched by millions, tv appearances, tv performances, commercials, social media adds, and print adds) should be debuting with wel over 500K plus sales. He was banking on the rednecks to buy that garbage album but forgot that redneck men like loyal rednecks and the redneck women consumers like s** appeal which he seriously lacks.

    • taustin13 February 6, 2018

      It’s a flop. The superbowl should have added. It REDUCED. Like you said no excuses.

  9. Jasmine February 6, 2018

    I bet these prediction numbers will get lowered even futher as the week closes.

  10. Mark111 February 6, 2018


  11. DukeofDivas February 6, 2018

    This era has been a disaster. He was too late to the party- too many pop stars already did the americana folksy find myself album (see You and me by Pink, JoAnne by Lady gaga, paradise valley by John Mayer, not to mention all of the black artists that have already done this)

    His music doesn’t match the era, some people can pull that off, unfortunately for JT, it’s not working.. Additionally, Bruno is giving him a run for his money, as did Miguel, and Usher will when he drops his new project. He needs a new sound although I do like the song with Alicia Keys.

  12. tru.tea.ldn February 6, 2018

    Yes Streaming is ending white artists left n right….looks mattering less n less acutal music mattering more + more yepp!!! good times ahead

  13. 2bad2bme February 6, 2018

    I’m officially done with this sissy site. The comments are lame, the posts are lame. Not what it used to be. BYE, Samantha.

    • I said it… February 6, 2018

      Bye h0£! Can you take suicide with you???

    • Jasmine February 6, 2018

      I am 2 steps right behind you 2bad2bme but before I leave please take that thing Suicide Trash and his multiple fake accounts with you. If that thing was gone and this site used Disqus for it’s comments section this would be a much more pleasant site.

      • JC February 11, 2018

        It’s not multiple accounts for one person, it’s that multiple people dislike you because you are an evil, foul-mouthed piece of excrement and you spread your hate like a virus.

    • MakeItKnown February 6, 2018

      LMAO..You’re only here for this site when it fits your narrative, but if it isn’t, everyone is a proclaimed “Lame”. That being said..BYE you dumb bit/h, you definitely won’t be missed LOL! ?

  14. Mark111 February 6, 2018

    “he’s gonna do more after the Superbowl.”
    Ha! Flop of the Woods is here, this has to go down as the biggest flop in music. Lol, they were at a table planning and thinking 4 videos, Halftime show album in the same week is flop proof.

    • Fancy BISH February 6, 2018

      LMAO ?

  15. G7Pat February 6, 2018

    Its less than 300k now. W the Superbowl. Flop!

  16. Sean February 6, 2018

    To be fair about time a privileged male artist feels what it’s like to get raked across the coals like ALL of the ladies have when their albums underperform. I don’t care if you stan for Queen Madge or Bey, Mariah, Janet, Gaga, X-tina, Britney, Whitney, P!nk or Katy they’ll have have album or two that just didn’t connect with listeners. Up until now JT had the benefit of being like most male artists where they seem to sell by name alone (let’s face it Suit & Tie was bogus too) while ladies have to work twice as hard and look perfect doing it 24-7 or people call them flops. I have 10x more respect for female artists

    • Jasmine February 6, 2018

      Some of the females you forgot are Adele, Sia, Amy Winehouse, and Celine Dion but I can understand you excluding them because those type of women do not fit your narrative that women have to “look perfect” or sell s e x to be marketable. With the huge rise of female and gay paying consumers female artists are outselling their male peers. I think you should lose your bias and just like the artists you like. No artist is worthy of “respect” because of their gender…it is their talent that really matters.

    • HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018

      I do too – well, except for Moldonna.?

  17. whut February 6, 2018

    It’s what she deserves ?

  18. Saintimonious February 6, 2018

    Ouch. Even Janet did 400,000 with Damita Jo after the backlash and blacklisting…This is a flop and he deserves what he is getting.

    • HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018

      Exactly!!! I said the very same thing.

  19. Saintimonious February 6, 2018

    I just looked at HitsDailyDouble. His album is set to do 210,000-225,000 in pure sales in the first week. HahahahahahahAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • Fancy BISH February 6, 2018

      What in the world? LMAO ?

    • Coco February 6, 2018

      Wow Janet sold 190000 with the last album with damn near no promotion. It’s a flop for sure .

      • Caleb February 7, 2018

        It was actually 109,000 not 190,000.

    • HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018

      Janet’s next album should be entitled: “Karma Is Real” and, dedicate to Timberflop in the album credits! ????

  20. HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018


    “Justine can go on just…Cry me river/ He can go on just…cry me river” ???

    Halftime show was ?, new album was ?. But, hey,…McDonald’s & Wal-Mart are ALWAYS hiring. At Wal-Mart, he can stock boxes of merchandise on the late shift while driving for Uber or Lyft during the day! ?????

    And, I’d like to point out that Janet’s “Damita Jo” album in 2004 had first week sales of 430,000+ all while she was going through that SB crap that Timberd*ck skateboarded away from unscathed and, the media sh*tted on the first week’s nos. and calling it a flop and, now look at how the sweet God of Karma worked its magic!?✌

  21. HappyAssJanetFan February 6, 2018

    And, I’d like to point out that Janet’s “Damita Jo” album in 2004 had first week sales of 430,000+ all while she was going through that SB crap that Timberd*ck skateboarded away from unscathed and, the media sh*tted on the first week’s nos. and calling it a flop. Now look at how the sweet God of Karma worked its magic!?✌

  22. NOBITCHASSNESS February 6, 2018

    Really? I’m so not here for this era 🙁

  23. CX February 7, 2018

    Is this his Bionic?

    Which means it’s actually pretty good? Or is he serving Dad Pop?

  24. CX February 7, 2018

    And no shade, but these label head gone start to notice these colored folks, especially men snatching up theses #1s, plaques, and awards left and right. Streaming has really helped the rise of Urban/ethic acts constantly within top 10, top 5 all year. I think we’re gone see a lot more non-black people selling black culture to non-black people.

    (I.e. Post Malone)

  25. this_is_qhm February 13, 2018

    2017-2018 is the period where we saw former pop titans fall spectacularly from their high horses – Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and now Justin Timberlake. At least Tay’s album sales are not far from what’s expected of her, but for all three artists, none of their released singles are making a dent in the charts deep enough to keep their parent albums afloat. Brutal indeed.

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