Lil Kim’s ‘Nine’ Projected To Sell Under 1,000 Units In Its Opening Week

Published: Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 by David

With a new look and team behind her, Lil Kim started the year with the launch of a comeback campaign powered by her own VH1 series ( ‘Girl’s Cruise’) and a club-ready comeback album named ‘Nine.’

Today, it has emerged that the set is to open with modest first-week figure.

Learn more below…

‘Nine’ is expected to debut outside of the Top 20 when this week’s Billboard 200 rolls in because its first week figure, at least according to projections, is set to sit under the 1,000 unit pure sales mark.

See below…



  1. Youngboy Never Broke Again (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) 95-105k total activity, 2-4k album
  2. PostMalone (Republic) 90-100k, 7-10k
  3. SummerWalker (LVRN/Interscope) 70-75k, 2-4k
  4. DaBaby (Interscope) 50-55k, 1k
  5. TaylorSwift (Republic) 40-45k, 10-12k
  6. Lil TJay (Columbia) 37-42k, 1k
  7. Billie Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope) 33-38k, 7-9k
  8. Chris Brown (RCA) 30-35k, 1-3k
  9. Lizzo (Atlantic) 30-35k, 1-3k
  10. YoungThug (Atlantic) 28-32k, <1k
  11. Wale (Warner) 27-30k 3-5k
  12. Lil Tecca (Galactic/Republic) 27-30k, <1k
  13. KevinGates (BreadWinner’sAssociation) 25-28k, 1-3k
  14. SuperM (SM/Capitol) 25-28k, 22-25k
  15. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 21-24k, 1-3k
  16. Lil Nas X (Columbia) 19-22k, <1k
  17. PostMalone – Beerbongs (Republic) 18-21k, <1k
  18. TheBeatles (Capitol) 18-21k, 11-14k
  19. LukeCombs (RiverHouse/ColumbiaNashville) 18-21k, 1-3k
  20. Travis Scott (CactusJack/Grand Hustle/Epic) 18-21k, <1k


If accurate, ‘Nine’ will be the first Kim release to peak outside of the Top Ten following the glory she earned with its predecessors ‘Hardcore‘, ‘The Notorious K.I.M’, ‘La Bella Mafia’ and ‘The Naked Truth‘ which has sold over 2.7 million globally since 2005.

Fortunately, all isn’t lost. For, her comeback has reignited interest in the aforementioned albums and seen all of them make notable gains on Spotify within the last week.

As of this morning, she has 4 million monthly listeners on the platform.

When one looks at it that way, it would seem that her latest era has gone a long way to rectify her branding mistakes of yesteryear and protect a legacy many have tried, but failed, to erase.


Hit this link to learn more about the icon’s fans are supporting the release.

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  1. The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

    Nicki Minaj killed her career and became the highest selling female rapper of all times and now she can gracefully bow her head out of the game and leave rap to ghostwriters, stripper hoeeesss and wannabees Job Well Done ?? Nicki Minaj

    • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

      Now watch my haters leave negative comments after me where they belong behind me

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

      Shut it T***** Clarkson! Other than trying to be on TGJ 24/7 do u even have a job u bum niccca? U must be ugly, fat, and broke because happy men do not spew hateful venom all the time. Get a life!

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Ask your Man he’s drinks my Ccumm and ? licks my assssss

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        Keep dreaming t***** Clarkson. If my husband shook your hand you would not be half as bitter and mean as u are. U are so bitter, vile, and empty that I almost feel bad for ur lonely ugly ass. Get mental help u crazy desperado.

    • SMH October 17, 2019

      Agree lol, Nicki haters will just have to deal with it.

    • Dk October 19, 2019

      Nicki killed quality in rap, she didn’t touch Kim , Kim
      Ended that clown with Black Friday beat her up, you all were so mad you called lol
      A bully! Kim left Atlantic before nicki ever became famous, she went independent, she was not competeting with Nicki, had she stayed at Atlantic, she would have done to Nicki what Cardi did to her with Atlantic, buried her and ended her chance at a career! Kim is the 2 highest selling female rapper to missy of all time! Nicki ain’t even top 5, unless we talking singles -lol so sad a 10 year run alone and all you could do was sell singles , no Grammys or number 1s like Kim
      Then Cardi come in and does it all and erases you and punks u!!! Takes ur career and light!!!!!!them Kim comes back with a album better then any album u ever came out with and now u looking fat and pressedT!!!!

  2. Ace October 16, 2019

    Wow.All i can say.guess people waited to long and lost interest.missy did way more and kim been promoting.hope this isnt true

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

      Who is Kim’s consumer base. Most of her fans have grown up and have families of their own like me. Im not trying to listen to explicit hip-hop or club hop when im trying to parent my kids. The new generation is too young to appreciate Kim’s legendary status and Kim’s attempts at making autotuned music is not appealing. Kim should have made another album like the Naked Truth or La Bella Mafia. I plan to eventually listen to 9 but honesty have not had the time or interest to and i consider myself a Kim fan.

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Shut up Whale ? and get back on the treadmill you fat sloppy pig ?

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        S*** it TROLL. Stop copying my username u Jawanna Man t***** nappy headed darkie jiggaboo scum

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Darkie oh wow did you learn anything from watching Basketball Wives with Colorism & Colorist, that’s why your man wants a Black Trans Woman

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        Nobody wants u Jawanna Mann beast. Even Malik Yoba dont want u dark beast. Malik likes wetback trannies not dark nappy headed jawanna men like u. Keep my husband’s name out if your A I Ds mouth!

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Your husband already has AI DS he got it from your mutted out mother. You triple chin fat reject tell your man stop cheating on you , ? no wonder you like CardiB so much y’all have something in common cheating husbands who like ppeniss

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        Shut it u napoy heAded dark negro! Get lost beast

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019


      • Dk October 19, 2019

        U ain’t no fan if you ain’t listened to the album the album ain’t even talking about s**, that’s how dumb unsound!

  3. Swim Good October 16, 2019

    Cardi didn’t tweet about it once. Aren’t they meant to be friends?

    • Clarkson October 16, 2019

      Girl even if cardi tweeted about this album 100 times , it will still flop.
      Tweet hype doesn’t translate to sales.
      Look at normani for example.

      • SMH October 17, 2019

        And camila has millions of followers but cant crack the top 50 after multiple tries, so you have a point.

      • Dk October 19, 2019

        You sour bish the album is a success! Stay mad and worry about Nicki the maids mega flop and the real
        Reason she retired! She was buried alive!!! Kim
        Album is streaming well and she living well in her mansion and ur fave busy screwing a child r*****!!!

    • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

      CardiB isn’t any of the female rappers friends she doesn’t even check on Remy Nah she just shows them that same fake love ❤️ Remy Nah showed her first season of Love and Hip Hop when she didn’t even speak to CardiB because she thought she was a bird ?

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019


      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Your child is a j****** , lol ? you’re still mad ? your man prefers penis then your tuna fish ? turtle tank pusssssy

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        How is your worn out / warted up b****? Ur b**** got warts, open scabs, naps, nut stains, and green herrpes scars hanging out. Yuck ? ?. NOBODY wants ur TOXiC msn b**** so u stay on here trolling tgj with ur ugly dark lonely ass. Get lost jiggabboo

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Your husband already has AI DS he got it from your mutted out mother. You triple chin fat reject tell your man stop cheating on you , ? no wonder you like CardiB so much y’all have something in common cheating husbands who like ppeniss

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        Demon unlike u my family is drug and disease free. I hope u die soon so u can go back home and worship your daddy Satan.

    • truthteller October 16, 2019

      cardi did actually put the album on here instagram story!

  4. Deon pinder October 16, 2019

    Support her like yall support cardi and nicki

    • October 17, 2019

      Naa they rather use that energy to hate on Nicki but at the end of the day they an’t supporting Kim, they only use her when they want to hate on nicki and act like they are die hard Kim fans when they are not.

      • Dk October 19, 2019

        Nicki is buried alive! Kim
        Is what’s popping! Her album 9 shits on any album nicki ever made that’s why u mad!!!!!

  5. Taz October 16, 2019

    Album was simply trash. And where was the support from the girls that claim they love and looked up to Kim? Of course any artist who’s been in the game long aren’t going to have huge successful eras but this clearly shows nobody is checking for her anymore. Kim should just tour and do shows with her old classic music.

    • Clarkson October 16, 2019

      “And where was the support from the girls that claim they love and looked up to Kim? ”

      Those girls are struggling also. Those girls are finding it hard to stay relevant and sell records.

  6. Clarkson October 16, 2019

    Black people:
    We want a new album
    When is the album dropping
    Pls give us a new album

    Now she has released a new album, yall didnt support.
    You guys always hype an artiste up just to leave them to flop. Look at normani for example. After u guys hyped her up as the new Beyonce, u guys let her flop, now she’s gone into hiding to regroup

    • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

      Where’s Camillas 5 singles on Billboard

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019


    • You tried October 16, 2019

      Stop repeating the same trash about Normani she isn’t a flop..just like you say Camila’s last few efforts isn’t a flop

    • Tyler October 17, 2019

      Don’t even use Normani as an example. She’s dropped two successful collabs and one moderately successful solo record that’s stable on the bb hot 100. Her career is just getting started. She’s doing radio interviews and building her relationships as any new solo artist out would.

    • SMH October 17, 2019

      Right, you like to act like camila’s singles didn’t happen, Then again, looks like the public is acting like they didn’t happen either.

  7. pat October 16, 2019

    hate to say it but all black female artist over 30 sans rih are about to flop in the streaming era..

    • SMH October 17, 2019

      The white girls ain’t doing so great either. Katy, Miley, Camila, etc.

  8. Jay October 16, 2019

    I love Lil’ Kim I purchased the album and will continue to support Kim. ❤️

    • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

      Your won out of the 1000 ? lol ? what a loser

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        One not won you illiterate garbage. I hope u die of your A I Ds soon so we can have an online T G J funegrol for u (F U negro!)

  9. Rico October 16, 2019

    Where is this coming from because I saw another site says at 40 percent she was at 3100 in pure sales. It’s not good but it’s way better than the numbers being reported here. I forgot this is Nicki site and their goal is to constantly make people dislike Kim.

    • Leola October 16, 2019


      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        So why are you here Fagggg

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        U are the fagggg Jawanna Mann!

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Girl bye ?? you have 3 chins Turkey ? Neck

      • The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 16, 2019

        Fatttt Bitcchhh Jasmine shaped like a box ? of cigarettes ? go snort some cocaine like CardiB

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? October 16, 2019

        Yet u want to be ME. Yet u copy my user names. If im so fat why u want to be me and u BEG me daily to leave TGJ so u can pretend to be a Jasmine instead of ur real name which is Jaermaine?

    • SMH October 17, 2019

      LMao 3100? stop lying, you saw no such thing.

      • Coupe October 19, 2019

        It was on hits daily at that rate she probably has pushed about 6 or 7k…that less than 1000 copies are pure sales

    • October 17, 2019

      Odcourse you are going to find away to drag nicki in to this, so easy for yall to blam nicki for everything negative that is happening to yall so-call favs.

  10. King Khia October 16, 2019

    Low album sales for a hiphop legend with more 25 years of music under her belt is nothing new. No one was expecting Kim to sell 100k albums in the first week (or ever) as an indie rapper who has not put out good music since 2005. Nonetheless, Kimmy Blanco is a whole legend.

  11. And I … Oop! October 16, 2019

    No Shade! No Hardcore Kim = No Sales. The “New” sound does not match the “iconic”albums . I enjoy 2 tracks. Will Part. 2 of 9 see the light of day? She better pull a Janet Jackson. Disappear and come back snatched. ?

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate October 16, 2019

      Because ‘snatched’ sells doesn’t it. Nicki’s ‘Megatron’ Single says “Hi”??. As intelligently observed above – Kim is no longer purchased by her original core fan base and the children don’t know her = problems selling. STAY IN SCHOOL.

      • FAF October 17, 2019

        Nicki releases a flop teaser every era just to prep fans
        Massive attack
        Roman in Moscow
        Changed it/ regret in your tears
        Barbie tingz
        This has nothing to do with her overall success of her albums as she is still very much relevant . Kim album is twelve years late she should be chilling now and only popping out to fashion weeks . At this point she should get on growing up hip hop

      • Justafan October 17, 2019

        um, pls do not compare a mediocre ‘rapper’ like Nicki to an Iconic rapper like Kim

      • SMH October 17, 2019

        Lmao there is nothing “iconic” about Kim’s rapping.

  12. Truth, a REAL sissy October 16, 2019

    Sigh** what about streaming??? THATs what not saying

  13. Adonis October 16, 2019

    The lies. Yall still on oinknika payroll I see, is it really worth that $150 she pays u per month?

    • You tried October 17, 2019

      No lies album was garbage and your me sad about it. Guess Queen Nicki has that much power…

  14. Lil’ Kim Forever! October 16, 2019

    The number one projected album on the list is 2,000-4,000 pure sales. So how is this supposed to be so bad in 2019??? Nicki Minaj is retired so don’t bring her wack booty shots up.

    • MessyBoots October 16, 2019


      If the No.1 hottest album in the country or ANY of these albums didnt have streaming Lil Kim’s album would be near the top.

      Streaming hits are mostly generated by 20 something MALE RAPPERS, ok!

      Rap out streams EVERY nowadays…terrible mumble rap at that. The new Billboard 200 superstars are mostly illiterate young hood boys. These new rap artists could never spit a 16 the way Kim did so flawlessly on 4 straight classic rap albums.

      Her artistry will not be threatened by these numbers. I wouldn’t even consider it a compliment to today’s charts. So reading all of these comments is laughable. Kim doesnt have to do anything else and her names is in the history books.

      NeverBrokeAgsin whoever will likely end up either in prison or dead in 5 years. Kim’s legacy remains unbothered.

      Carry on Generation Z List.

      • Fancy BISH October 16, 2019

        ✅ lol, true! But this is the first Lil Kim album I won’t be buying tho!

      • You tried October 17, 2019

        Haha y’all having meltdowns the Queen is flopping

      • MessyBoots October 17, 2019

        @Fancy I understand. This album is utter garbage mostly b/c of the production trying to fit in with today’s sound and the ridiculous amount of autotune all over her voice.

      • ChocolateBeauty October 21, 2019

        I agree with all of this, but I have to say that I did not stream, nor buy Lil Kim’s new album. It just isn’t good…period. I want the old Kim back (face, rappying style, etc.), just with a new innovative and undeniable twist to herself. ????

  15. Truth, a REAL sissy October 16, 2019

    This Nicki site is so damn bias. Y’all know dam wellth at headline is a lie. Y’all really make me sick. Y’all AND y’all TEN qweens that be on this trashy ass site.

    • Shandi October 16, 2019

      How are they being bias? a flop is a flop

      • Truth, a REAL sissy October 17, 2019

        Yo mo.. A is a w****

  16. Ace October 16, 2019

    Haha nowhere to be found !!! That’s what all the lil Kim fans get. They was just in the brabz about numbers but look at this now ?

  17. Wynter October 16, 2019

    all the Kim chung li fans was coming for Queen, now look

  18. Bee Bee Bih October 16, 2019

    That ugly Kim Jong b**** is no longer a thing since that Lady Marmalade song,If it sells 300 copies it is a lot already !

  19. Johny5 October 16, 2019

    Several of the top 20 albums and top 10 albums sold around 1K or less so that’s the norm nowadays. Lil Kim’s rebranding is a success for sure…

    • FAF October 17, 2019

      How ??!!!!? These artists are nobodies and a legend can’t outsell them

      • YAS BIH October 17, 2019

        New time in music happens often now those new singers or rappers won’t go down as icons or legends or even ever have any classic songs or albums that people will remember just take a look at all the trash cluttering Billboard charts you will see when more artist from Kims era drop something they too aren’t going to do well either.

  20. DjKingBee October 16, 2019

    Sam we all know your on nickis payroll and your fat at that. Ur story telling is a great as Kim’s on Aunt Dot.

  21. None of your business October 16, 2019

    Whew Chile. I’m not even going to bother reading the comments. Nothing can explain this travesty…. Wow……. Lmaooooo!

  22. Ace October 16, 2019

    Lil Kim lost her touch. She no longer can rap anymore . Even she knows Nicki raps better than her . She knows it and everyone knows it .

    • YAS BIH October 17, 2019

      HA What? ? Don’t compare a Clone to a Legend boo if it wasn’t for Queen Bee there would be no Nicki <—– Your welcome

      • You tried October 17, 2019

        You posted that loser conspiracy theory video lol. Often imitated never duplicated right? So shouldn’t she be doing amazing if she’s the blueprint ?? Why Nicki doing better ?

      • YAS BIH October 17, 2019

        Shouldn’t all Legends be doing great when they drop a song or album? I’m sorry it’s hard for you to see that times have changed for rappers, singer,and groups from the 80s & 90s your a Nicki fan so trust me I get it ?. And don’t worry she’s still the Blueprint to beyond death it’s not a sale stream or chart that will ever change that and the reason why Nicki is doing better is bc she’s mentally childish so more kiddo’s (who are most likely to buy and stream more) Relate more to her and her kiddie bop songs that’s why they stay online all day long in ppls comments section without no jobs or anything to live for and most importantly she did not come out in the same era as Kim Foxy Eve and others cause if she did she would’ve be in the same boat as them and definitely wouldn’t made it as far as neither one of them PERIOD.

  23. Tyrone Jackson October 17, 2019

    Lil Kim, you are the greatest ! Regardless of record sales, you made your Mark as the best female rapper ever !

  24. Pamela October 17, 2019

    So what about the fact that on her first week her alum went #1 in about 3-4 different countries?

    • Sarah Bano October 17, 2019

      It peaked at #1 on the itunes album chart in those respective countries. That what that stat means.

  25. stan October 17, 2019

    i’m sorry, but this album is NOT it. it’s full of auto-tuned mess, and she’s barely even rapping.

    • lewminous October 17, 2019

      People who are saying she’s not rapping have not listened to the album. Or at least haven’t heard entire songs. At least 5 of the 9 songs, she raps. I’ve been a fan since 9 years old when her first single dropped(No time). To me, it’s a good mix of old & new. I want her to rap more too but I do like the songs.

      Also, ignore ANYONE saying where’s “Hardcore Kim”. They are literally just repeating nonsense other people say. We just gone ignore Notorious K.I.M, La Bella Mafia and The Naked Truth?! Personally I think all those were better than Hardcore. But I didn’t actually get to listen to that album till I was much older. Kim sang in some capacity on all those albums too. People don’t buy albums anymore. Sales don’t really matter much! If you really care. Buy your fave artists’ albums, don’t just stream! Some of the same people making fun, I guarantee they don’t buy albums for their faves either!

  26. October 17, 2019

    I bet they are going to taking this out on Nicki..

  27. Dk October 19, 2019

    This trash website is on nickis payroll, Kim sold thousands! You all are a joke no one believes anything u print. Go to hits dailydouble so you can see the lies!!

  28. Deyvis October 23, 2019

    Its a masterpiece give her the credit she deserves after so many years to just drop a album and chart I think she did really good and to be honest the album from start to end it go Harder than any other albums or songs out today but then again everyone always hating on her but you know how they go off but I know real people in the game recognize her hard work and give her flowers much love all the way from Miami it’s a whole vibe ?❤️?

  29. Takesha Williams November 5, 2019

    I’m proud of Lil kim & I hope both parts of hel album #9 goes platinum. She can expect her ? too. Keep up the good work lil Kim.

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