The Billboard 200’s top 5 is set to see some serious girl power next week thanks to two of Urban music’s most highly anticipated sets – Jhené Aiko‘s third album, ‘Chilombo,’ and Megan Thee Stallion‘s, ‘Suga.’
The former, the first effort from Aiko since peaking at #5 with 2017’s ‘Trip,’ is already winning on the critical front as it’s nabbed thumbs up from some of the industry’s most respected critics. A star-studded, 20-song affair featuring the likes of Nas, Big Sean, H.E.R., John Legend, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, Future, Miguel, and more, analysts are reporting early reads of ‘Chilombo’s sales suggest the LP could deliver the highest Billboard 200 premiere of her career to date.
Conversely, ‘Suga’ – the newest EP from Stallion – may have a limited guest list (only Kehlani and rapper Gunna), but what it lacks in features it makes up in star power behind the board. Boasting production credits from The Neptunes, Timbaland, Lil Ju, J-White, Helluva, Tommy Brown, and more, predictive data suggests ‘Suga’ could be the first Billboard top 5 entry of the Houston hottie’s career.
Curious to find out the numbers believed to accompany these releases? See them inside:
Jhené Aiko’s ‘Chilombo’
First Week Sales Prediction (SPS): 95,000-120,000
Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Suga’
First Week Sales Prediction (SPS): 35,000-40,000