Nicki Minaj‘s fourth studio album ‘Queen’ finally strut into stores last Friday after ample anticipation.
Announced earlier in the year, the set had been expected during several different windows and still arrived amidst a cloud of question-marks related to clearances.Array
Still, corners of confusion couldn’t quell excitement for the project which has spawned the hit ‘Chun-Li’ and other singles ‘Bed’ and ‘Rich Sex’ featuring Ariana Grande and Lil Wayne respectively.
With such a bold title, how is the project faring commercially? Especially in a landscape that now boasts other top-tier femcees making major movements?
The first week sales predictions bring the answer. Head below for the digits…
According to Hits Daily Double, ‘Queen’ is on-course to open with the following:
[Sales Plus Streaming]
While the number easily puts the LP ahead of other new releases (Jason Mraz and Trippie Redd), it remains to be seen how it’ll stack up against Travis Scott‘s second week (following a 500k debut) and Young Money comrade Drake – whose ‘Scorpion’ is still stinging the competition week in and out.
Can Nicki snatch the #1?