Predictions Are In: R&B Newcomer Summer Walker Set to Debut at #1 on Billboard 200 [Update]

Published: Tuesday 8th Oct 2019 by Rashad

Atlanta’s Summer Walker is the newcomer on everyone’s lips thanks to her debut studio album, ‘Over It.’

Having drummed up buzz aplenty thanks to her critically acclaimed 2018 mixtape, ‘Last Day of Summer,’ the singer-songwriter sent her growing legion of fans into a frenzy on October 4th when ‘Over’ officially hit digitally shelves.  Flying to the top of iTunes sales tallies (as we reported here), the star-studded project – which features Usher, 6LACK, PartyNextDoor, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Bryson Tiller, Jhene Aiko, and more – was initially projected to sell 75k-85k by the end of its inaugural sales tracking week (which would’ve resulted in a #3 debut on the Billboard 200).

Industry analysts have since recounted that tally, a feat that’s pushed Walker ahead of the race to the top of charts next week.  Placing previous front runners Post Malone and Da Baby behind, look inside to see just how many units the 23-year-old is expected to shift by Friday (October 11):

Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’

Predicted First Week Sales (SPS):  115-125,000

Predicted First Week Sales (Pure):  11-15,000

Predicted First Week Placement:   #1

If the prediction above rings true it will come as a major win for the genre, especially from the female front (which hasn’t been well represented on the Billboard 200’s upper rankings over the past year).

Keep it locked to That Grape Juice to find out what Walker’s official first week numbers are when they are announced by Billboard on Sunday (October 13).

[source: HDD]

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  1. Are You Kidding Me? October 8, 2019

    Ugh, I can see the Kardashians in headwraps and hoop earrings already. Ariana, too. I like Girls Need Love. Need to listen to more. I hope Ari Lennox is up next. #BlackGirlMagic

  2. only facts October 8, 2019

    Predicted First Week Sales (Pure): 115-125,000
    Predicted First Week Sales (SPS): 11-15,000


    I feel like y’all have those flipped.

    Congrats to Summer!

  3. PussyPop$tress October 8, 2019

    dang! this chick came outta nowhere, with hardly any buzz, and still outsold normani?

    normani will be lucky to pull 40-50k her first week.

    this girl pulled triple that with no Hot 100 hit

    • Swirly October 8, 2019

      Summer is not my cup of tea but she does have a following. The Drake co-sign helped as well.

      • Gworl Bye October 9, 2019

        Um, Normani doesn’t have an album yet morons.

    • putrespectonhername October 8, 2019

      to be honest, normani is dope but the streets been waiting for the next r&b record that slapssss. normani will do well, but the lane she chose, pop i mean, you got girls like ariana grande, that would sing normani under a table. yes she can dance, yeah shes cute, but can she play an instrument, can she write? but further more summer didn’t come out of nowhere, to you maybe, but she’s had a following since before she even dropped last day of summer, she has been out on the road touring and yeah, the drake collab/co-sign helped

      • Gworl Bye October 9, 2019

        Why are you even talking about Normani when she hasn’t even released an album? did your mamas drop yall on your heads or something?

    • Johny5 October 8, 2019

      How did she outsell something that isn’t out yet? Stop giving people you don’t believe in space in your head. This story has nothing to do with Normani but you are obsessed with her lol

    • Gworl Bye October 9, 2019

      This is a retarded comment, normani doesn’t have an album out idiot.

    • iamdiego October 9, 2019

      Clarkston girl give it up sis. Normani is unbothered.

  4. XYZ October 8, 2019

    Wow. I actually havent heard of her until the album came out. But it’s a nice album. Didn’t know she is that big

  5. Miko October 8, 2019

    Can you also start posting about Bree Runway? There are so many black female artists making dope music but y’all really only focus on Nicki Bey and Rihanna. Glad to see Summer getting shine.

    • I stan Talent October 8, 2019

      Yes! Bree Runway is so dope. I’ve been seeing her gain a lot of support lately

  6. musiclovah October 8, 2019

    No diss…but i would have thought SZA if you guys didnt tell me.

  7. I love big black c** October 8, 2019

    WTF is summer walker???? She is ugly as hell!!!! The album cover is killing me, OMg! I can’t look….

  8. Junior in Jamaica October 8, 2019

    I don’t know her.

  9. TtTt October 9, 2019

    Congrats. A quiet success…

  10. Jay October 9, 2019

    If you really think Summer Walker sold that many copies in the first week without her label buying them, you’re crazy. Look at this comment section, the general consensus is half of the people don’t listen to her, and the other half know like one song. Something in the water ain’t clean here.. don’t buy into the hype y’all lol.

  11. SMH October 9, 2019

    11-15k pure sales is tragic. The music industry is dead.

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