As the masses continue to release their wiggles to the sounds of Beyoncé‘s seventh studio album, the July 29-released ‘Renaissance,’ industry analysts have turned their attention to the commercial performance of the set.
And if early reports are anything to judge by, Bey may do some wiggling herself when she finds out the numbers expected to be attached to the LP’s first-week sales.
Predicted First-Week Sales Overall: 275k-315k
Predicted First-Week (Pure) Sales: 125k-155k
Predicted Billboard 200 Placement : #1
Based on handsome streams (to the tune of over 170 million U.S.-based spins) and early digital download reports, Bey’s latest studio effort is on course to sell over 300k by the end of its first tracking week.
If the prediction above rings true, it will come with a number of history-making feats attached but none larger than the singer becoming the only act in history see her first seven studio albums debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. What’s more, it will become the first album by a female to debut at #1 on this year’s Billboard 200.
Despite being plagued by an early leak, the predicted sales represent an impressive consistency for an artist who is 20 years into her solo career. Look below to see how the ‘Break My Soul’-led opus could stack up against its predecessors.
Beyonce’s First-Week Sales
‘Dangerously In Love’ (2003) – 317,000 sold
‘B’Day’ (2006) – 541,000 sold
‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ (2008) – 482,000 sold
‘4’ (2011) – 310,000 sold
‘Beyonce: Self-Titled’ (2013) – 617,000 sold
‘Lemonade’ (2016) – 653,000 sold
‘Renaissance’ (2022) – 275k-315k anticipated sales