Predictions Are In: Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ Set to Sell…

Published: Tuesday 31st Mar 2020 by Rashad

In the eyes of many, Dua Lipa is the Pop girl to beat.

After cranking out her biggest hit to date, ‘Don’t Start Now,’ for her sophomore era christened ‘Future Nostalgia,’ the Brit-born beauty has been showered with critical acclaim for the effort’s Disco-cloaked offerings (i.e. ‘Physical,’ ‘Break My Heart,’ etc.) – all made available a week ahead of schedule due to an unexpected leak (as we reported here).

As the coronavirus pandemic made traditional promo for the LP an impossibility, Lipa’s improvised by upping her presence on social media via participation in a number of virtual concerts and interviews to build awareness around the project.  At first glance, the approach seemed to be working as ‘Future’ dominated Spotify just minutes after it was made available on the streaming platform (click here to read more on that).

Second glance, however, suggests the schedule shake-up may have done more damage for Dua than previously expected.  See what we mean inside:


Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’

First Week Sales Prediction (SPS):  55,000-60,000

First Week Sales Prediction (Pure):  15,000-18,000

First Week Chart Entry Prediction:  #5-#9

A far cry from the 250,000-300,000 units industry analysts previously predicted the set would shift its inaugural week, if the projection above rings true the figures will still mark the highest opening sales and chart placement of Lipa’s career to date.

Besting the #86 premiere of her 2017 self-titled debut album (which eventually peaked at #27), ‘Future’ is on track to be her first appearance in the Billboard 200’s top 10.

Click here to stream the LP.

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  1. G-bby March 31, 2020

    This post is finna be a mess. *exits stage right*

  2. Only Facts March 31, 2020

    I still love the album. Maybe if it didn’t leak it would’ve sold what HDD predicted. Go Dua!

    • Fanciest BISH March 31, 2020

      Damn, She shouldn’t have pushed up the date..

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        Rat
        Hold ur L
        ??

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        Remember this

        Fanciest BISH
        February 18, 2020

        Wrong! A messy rollout is releasing 5 singles within 2 months and a #3 album right after….. The reigning queen of pop will top the most streamed female album(her debut) sit down and watch.

        ?????
        they called her the reigning queen of pop cause she had 2 cute songs.
        Hahahahahahah

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

      Remember this

      Only Facts
      March 27, 2020

      Clarkson STFU! You’re PAINED at the fact Dua’s sophomore album is about to DEMOLISH Canolas. And Dua is doing it WITHOUT any features, without 5 different album covers, and tour bundles. I cannot breathe We love to see it!!! Most acclaimed pop album of 2020

      ?????

      • Abel March 31, 2020

        You should get help. You’re no funny. You’re sick.

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        Cry about it
        ?

      • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

        She is marathone runner.. it will sell more than your shittty kamilla

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

      Only Facts
      March 30, 2020

      Per HDD: Dua expected to move 250-300k first week 

      ????

      • Only Facts March 31, 2020

        Hey, idiot. You see the article above quotes that industry analysts predicted her to pull 250-300k. Soooo, the claim is you. Just because she didn’t relieve what industry analysts predicted doesn’t mean I made up numbers

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        Only Facts
        March 30, 2020

        Dua Lipa will be THE pop star of the 2020’s. Watch. #1 coming!!!

        ???

        Hold the L
        Clown of the year.

      • Only Facts March 31, 2020

        Honey, regardless, Duas album is the most acclaimed pop release of the year. Facts. When it’s said and done, Dua will be the pop star of the 2020’s. Watch 🙂

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        Gurl ur still talking?
        ??

        But I told u yesterday that u will take the L in some few days.

        ??

        Hold the L

        U have always been wrong and u will continue to be wrong.
        A rat

  3. Susan March 31, 2020

    How was the prediction off by 200k though? The album is a masterpiece and will sell well overtime. And let’s not forget, Dua is a U.K. artist.

    • TheTea March 31, 2020

      IKR??? I WANNA KNO HOW IZ SO FAR OFF???! ?

    • HavanaONana April 1, 2020

      Excuses ???

    • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

      Masterpiece??? You are sillly.. it is remake of 80s shittt

  4. A&R March 31, 2020

    Congrats Dua! Not everyone can release an album without features! This was an impeccable body of work! Cool and Levitating are the best songs! I stan!

  5. BeyRihCi March 31, 2020

    Go Dua!! The album is great! Who cares how much it sales first week. The music speaks for itself and clearly Dua is here to stay. Hopefully that rabid fan of that other girl doesn’t come in here yapping…as if anyone cares about her unless she’s attached to a hard ? with low hanging balls. Stream future nostalgia

    • TheTea March 31, 2020

      AMAZING ALBUM!!! ERA JUS BEGINNIN ?????

  6. Fanciest BISH March 31, 2020

    And EYE oop?, EYE def did not see this one coming… chile I guess the new pop girls do not have the staying power, I am keen to see how Billie is gonna do with her next effort… this is worse than that Chipmunk’s album did…. Camela , Halsey and Dua beeing outdone by Seline, we love to see it…

  7. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    Hhahahahahahh
    ??????

    Time to share those L’s
    ???

  8. Lana Del Slay March 31, 2020

    For an album with no features, no promo performances the week of release, a leak, and for her being a U.K. artist, I think these are good numbers. Werkk Dua!

    • TheTea March 31, 2020

      ??????????

  9. You know it March 31, 2020

    But the kii is the album is actually good. She’ll get a Grammy for the album. I guarantee.

    • TheTea March 31, 2020

      TRU DAT ???????

  10. Camila Drinks ? Juice For Dinner March 31, 2020

    The album still knocks regardless! I bought the signed copy! Physical is still that b****!

  11. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    Only Facts
    March 27, 2020

    Canola already took the L of life by being demolished by Duas sophomore album which has NO FEATURES! Not everyone can stand on their own  When will canola stand on her own? Where is her scooter  since she can’t stand on her own? Where is it?!

    ??

  12. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    Nicky
    March 30, 2020

    Dua 250-300K SPS
    Camicky 81K SPS (with Shawn’s Seniorita)

    Her psycho stan is upset.
    ???

  13. Nicky March 31, 2020

    Moral of the story, wait for official numbers to be released. ?

    Jhene Aiko smashed Camickys sales

    Megan The Stallion scored a top 20 hit with little promo while other girls need a hot rapper

    ?????

    Another L for Ms Camicky Cancello

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

      Hold the L

      ???

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

      Nicky
      March 30, 2020

      She’s crushing Camicky

      Can’t wait for the total figures

      Another L for Camicky

      ???????
      Hold the L
      Rat

  14. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    They really thought she was gonna sell 300k first week
    ????

    I tried to warn yall, future nostalgia cant sell 300k cause it didnt even hit number one on iTunes and apple streaming service

    ????

    • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

      Spastic moron, havent u göt a job?

  15. Just Sayin’ March 31, 2020

    It is a very good album and I’m definitly one of the 50k who bought it.

  16. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    The rats are quiet

    TWITTER DOESNT BUY MUSIC

    You guys didnt learn from normani motivation incident.
    Just because they hype u on that app called Twitter doeant mean they will buy or stream ur music.

    Twitter hyped dua as the new pop girl
    ???
    Twitter hype doesnt translate into sales

    Everybody attack Camila on Twitter but my oh my still rising on the charts.

  17. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    Only Facts
    March 30, 2020

    Dua Lipa will be THE pop star of the 2020’s. Watch. #1 coming!!!

    ?????????
    The clownery……

    U guys crowned her a main pop girl just because she had 2 cute songs. Lol

    Remember when u guys said she was gonna end Camila. Lol

  18. HavanaONana March 31, 2020

    Omg???????
    What happened? After all this hype?! With a #1 song on US Pop and Mainstream Too 40, she still tanked harder than #3? My oh my…

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

      Look at this clown

      Only Facts
      March 26, 2020

      This is how a sophomore album is done! The sophomore album is supposed to be as successful OR MORE successful than the debut. Not everyone can relate  Bring pop music back Dua!!

      ?????

      They go and Twitter and they see people hyping her up, so they join them cause they dont have a mind of their own.

      • HavanaONana March 31, 2020

        Lol??????
        Onlyfacts, fancy Bish and Nicky jinxed Dua’s chances to hit #1…
        And also Normanly after hanging out with Dua, she started having underwhelming sales ?????
        #normaniImpact

      • Fancy BISH March 31, 2020

        Tay, look at you ? Clinging to something you never got this whole Bromance era save for a bonus track that belongs to Shawn ? The Weeknd was always a factor to stay #1 for 2 weeks, that’s why Dua was scheduled for April 3rd…HOEE, if your asss only knew how wrong you stay ?

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        Hold your L.
        ????

      • Fancy BISH March 31, 2020

        Madonna’s Like A Virgin album debuted at #70 on the Billboard 200…your L’s mean absolutely nothing WHOREE ? ?? #GetYourWholeLife

  19. Normani The Flop Whisperer March 31, 2020

    Bad karma for Dua. Her stans are spreading articles that Dua unfollowed Camila. Lol. She even started being messy by riding in Normanlys drama that they are friendszzz aka aquaintances. Lol. Don’t mess with Camila or it will cost ya…
    List of artists that mess with Camila and ended up fllopping:
    K Michelle
    Normani
    Dina Jane
    Ally Brooke
    Lauren
    Dua
    Nicki Minaj
    And the lists are on and on..

  20. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    Paulo
    March 21, 2020

    yaaasssss all hail the new Pop queen! and the haters better get used to it cause with Ms Rona effing up the industry Dua and GaGa might as well be the last big Pop releases until we solve the pandemic.

    ????
    They called her the new queen of pop
    Can u imagine
    The delusion is strong.

    • HavanaONana March 31, 2020

      Wow delusional höes..lol , I can’t ??????????

  21. Tyty March 31, 2020

    Lord have that creature clarky is still terrorising this blog comment section ?? it’s moved on to hating white pop starlets now. That creature hates any woman that is successful. It literally wants to be a woman and living A fantasy/delusion of being a successful Becky through that flop tart camilla. Studies should be done on this creature, leaps and bounds could be made in the mental health field if it could be captured. Anyone who knows the location of its mums basement please help out the cause.

    • Tyty March 31, 2020

      Mercy*

  22. Jungle Juice March 31, 2020

    Such a good album

  23. I love big black c** April 1, 2020

    Congrats to Dua lipoma!!! U are officially a FLOP???? gurl pls shave yo nasty a-s-s manly eyebrows, maybe I’ll buy ONE copy from u.

    • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

      İt has longevity b.i.t.c.h

  24. Lizzo & K.F.C. April 1, 2020

    Hits Daily Double reports that Dua’s album will debut at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 55-60k total units (15-18k in pure sales).

    Here’s the predicted Top 10:

    1. The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 85-90k, 9-12k
    2. 5 Seconds of Summer (Interscope) 75-80k, 60-65k
    3. Lil Uzi Vert (Generation Now/Atlantic) 75-80k, 1k
    4. Pearl Jam (Monkeywrench/Republic) 55-60k, 50-55k
    5. Dua Lipa (Warner) 55-60k, 15-18k
    6. PARTYNEXTDOOR (OVO/Warner) 50-55k, 3-4k
    7. Lil Baby (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) 50-55k, 1-2k
    8. Bad Bunny (Rimas) 45-50k, <1k
    9. Roddy Ricch (Bird Vision/Atlantic) 37-42k, <1k
    10. Post Malone (Republic) 35-40k, 1k

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