After years of waiting on official news related to the arrival of Aaliyah‘s discography on streaming outlets, her faithful fans were stunned in early August when Barry Hankerson – the late singer’s uncle and founder of her label, Blackground Records – announced her soundtracks, compilation albums, and studio efforts would be added to streaming platforms in the weeks that followed.
The commercial response to the streaming delivery of her sophomore album, ‘One in a Million’ (made available August 20), was so great the project reached a new Billboard 200 peak – nearly 25 years after its initial release.
Her tertiary LP, 2001’s ‘Aaliyah,’ was re-released September 10 and – if industry analyst predictions are to be believed – is on track to even better commercial fanfare.
See what we mean inside:
Predicted Sales (SPS): 26,500 units
Predicted Billboard 200 Debut: #13
20 years after becoming her first and only Billboard 200 chart-topper, the ‘Rock the Boat’-rearing LP is set to rock the charts once more. Thanks to handsome consumption on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes (as we reported here), ‘Aaliyah’ is pacing toward being the highest-charting R&B effort of the week.
What’s more, with its projected 26,500 units in total sales (SPS), it will best the first digital-week sales of the ‘Romeo Must Die’ soundtrack as well as the 25,000 SPS that hoisted ‘One in a Million’ to top 10 status just two weeks ago. If the prediction rings true, ‘Aaliyah’ will bring the GRAMMY nominee’s best-performing week on digital platforms yet.