(AllHipHop News) Justin Timberlake’s triumphant comeback doesn’t seem to be slowing down. After pushing 968,000 units of his 3rd album, The 20/20 Experience, in its opening week and 318,000 copies in its second week, Billboard is reporting that Timberlake is on track to sell another 150,000 to 170,000 this week.
That total would keep the former *N SYNC member in the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week.
This would be the first time an album by a male artist would have remained at number one for its opening three weeks of release since Eminem’s Recovery in the summer of 2010.
The 20/20 Experience is the first overall three-peater since Red by Taylor Swift achieved the feat twice in late 2012/early 2013.
20/20 was boosted by the Timbaland produced hit single “Suit &Tie” featuring Jay-Z which is currently at #3 on The Hot 100. Timberlake’s second single “Mirrors” is climbing the chart as well. The song is right outside the top 10 in the #11 spot.
Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator is ready to join Justin in the top ten on the album chart next week. His latest LP Wolf is expected to sell between 75,000 and 80,000 copies.
If those numbers hold up, this would be a jump from the first week sales of his Goblin album released in 2011. That album sold 45,000 copies in its first week which landed Tyler at #5 on Billboard’s chart.
The OFWGKTA frontman upped the ante on guest appearances on his latest LP. Wolf features contributions from Frank Ocean, Lætitia Sadier, Pharrell Williams, and Erykah Badu.