First Week Sales Predictions For Future, Wiz Khalifa & Young Thug Are In

(AllHipHop News) Last week saw the arrival of three projects from popular rap stars. Hits Daily Double has crunched the numbers, and the predictions for the first week sales of Future’s EVOL, Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa, and Young Thug’s I’m Up have been calculated.

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According to HDD, Future is closing in on the #1 spot on the album chart. The Atlanta native’s latest effort is expected to sell between 110,000 – 115,000 copies with a total of around 150,000 units with streaming numbers added in. If that prediction holds up, EVOL will be Future’s third #1 album in less than a year (DS2, What A Time to Be Alive with Drake).

Wiz is looking to come in with 45,000 – 50,000 (55,000 – 60,000 SPS) copies for his self-titled album. That’s a drop from 2014’s Blacc Hollywood which opened with 90,000 copies. His highest first sales week to date came in 2011 when Rolling Papers sold 197,000 copies.

The first week sales for Young Thug’s I’m Up EP are likely to be slightly less than the first week sales for his Barter 6 in 2015. B6 sold 17,000 copies and his latest project is expected to sell between 14,000 – 16,000 (17,000 -20,000 SPS).

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  • The Wackness Vs Dope

    struggle numbers for rappers with struggle bars

  • Brindle

    That’s success? They ain’t sellen shit. There should never be another young bug article on this site

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      right local rapper #s …. in the early 2000s dudes was selling more mixtapes than that LOL !!!!!!!

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      show in the article where you see it called that a success

      • Brindle

        the tone of the article is this is something good, “100,000 will put him at #1…”, he’s considered one of the top artist out these days and is definitely one of the most popular, yet it doesn’t say anything negative about those numbers. This is not the 1st article that has spoken on 100,000+ in a positive light…. DO THE MATH

      • Watever

        I think you’re reading into something that’s not there. The article is just stating the facts. If selling 100,000 units gives Future a number one album then that’s just the facts of the situation.

        BTW, 100K units in 2016 is a lot. I believe that’s enough to give Future one the top selling weeks of 2016 so far. It’s not 1995 anymore. Unless you’re Adele, Drake, Beyonce, or Taylor Swift, you’re not selling 700K plus out the gate in this era.

      • Brindle

        this is known… My comment is based off the satisfaction of these low numbers… it’s 2016, this started around what, 2006… they still have not figured out how to capitalize of the internet and album sales… it’s shifting to tours and shows. This causes artist to have to saturate the market with their material, radio puts it in high repetition due to less tangibility and wallah, wack artist have a grip of fans but low sales… the net and streaming should’ve caused a dent, but this bad? and no recovery?

      • Watever

        The point is those aren’t low numbers in context. Like I said, 100,000 in 2016 is a good week. And a record label would be extremely satisfied with 100K and a #1 album today. It’s more about the headlines/publicity than it is about the sales. They can push an artist with a #1 album as far as touring. merchandising, and sponsorships. They still get paid off all that with these 360 deals.

        The truth is some of the new artists doing the best financially are the ones that aren’t selling albums or getting radio play. Indie acts like Chance The Rapper, Tyler The Creator and even Troy Ave are bringing in more profits than major label artists because they don’t have to pay the labels back for advances or give up non-music profits as part of the 360 deals.

        Besides most people under 25 don’t even listen to terrestrial radio and have never actually paid for music. And they probably never will. That’s just the state of the industry today, and it’s not going back.

      • Brindle

        my point is they are low numbers regardless of what’s now acceptable, especially when Adele, Kendrick, Drake, Kanye, etc will hit those old school marks… what’s the difference with the fans? This means these artist (those I named) can perform at large venues by themselves when the catalog of music is large enough to do a two to three hour show… the artist in this article will be gone soon, or slave for hot single after hot single hoping not to get replaced… My curiosity is, what’s the difference in the fans???
        PS, I majored in marketing plus used to rap myself, so I’m always into this shit

      • Watever

        I agree with you that a lot of artists today will not be popular in 5-10 years. But the artists you mentioned are outliers. It’s the same way how in the 1990’s plenty of artists were going platinum, but very few went diamond.

        There will always be certain acts that excel more than others. It just so happens in 2016 selling 100K is like the platinum of this era, and selling 1 million is like the diamond of this era. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that selling 100K is an accomplishment in today’s music world.

        Plus IMO, the artists you mentioned create better projects and are more mass marketable than a Future or Young Thug, so they will be able to build a bigger fan base which equals more sales.

      • Brindle


      • Nyga07

        Agreed all the way but I would say gold is like plat, and plat is more like triple plat. Bcuz diamond is way out there bcuz big and pac needed a double cd… Now those my two fave artist so I’m not taking anything away they simply sold 2 CDs so they deserve so u get what I’m saying. U go 3 plat I will certify u diamond…bcuz that’s very rare, plenty artist can go plat, and it’s not a big, pac, Michael jack kind of thing they had superb talent.. Now a days ppl just obsess, and almost worship these ppl real creepy like…drake may went like 5 easy back day he a better mase who went 3 easy or more , Kendrick up there too, man j Coke would have ate well lol especially Indy yikes!!! Things just with the times tho, we started blogging they started entertaining more, and gave us talent less.. On the low and I know y’all hate I say this but future slick nice when he want to, and he do old school approach… Better mixtapes and I totally agree his CDs straight for radio, repetitive, and he make just to get that check, do I knock him no and yes, bcuz I like hip hop a different way, but still no bcuz he has mouths to feed, and truly the game just ain’t what it was, so he going his route to get paid…always been done by major artist who had to find way eat.. Fab tho nice could put together any old school mixtape songs, vs what his album had back then, and be better off. Mase did it, lox even did for a cd.. Nas did it why I know he nice, but never felt how he try some, then try to switch up and throw shade on the style he was just using… Ti did it, 50 did it, Ja did it, sleep Ja stupid nice… Stupid like back then, I might take T I back he kind of never went too far for me to hate, Just talent was better and it was over shadowed more.. Sorry I ranted I was blazing lol

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        wrong – you making no point because you cant say where the article says its acceptable – and your majoring in school and rapping shud not be mentioned either because it didn’t stop you from typing everything stupid and irrelevant to this article

      • Brindle

        You dip shit Future fan, the articles tone is that this is success, the above discussions with other more intelligent people are saying the same thing, that it’s a success these days… take your sensitive ass to worldstar

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        that jibbrish is a contueination of the rest of your garbage you typed that is wrong about the artcile

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        wrong — it says #1 because it is – you want them to tell a lie ? – and it did not have a “tone” of good , it simply told the truth

  • Markus

    Thought Wiz would sell more. And that’s a lot of support for Young Suspect. But someone will point out that they all make money from shows so this doesn’t matter.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      wrong weezil – the article aint about shows – its about unit sales

      • Markus

        Gary,it’s about you going to fck your mother.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      the fact that he doesnt put any real effort into making his songs shows in his sales … and vice versa with someone like drake he says he could work on one song for days … sales def shows reguardless of how popular an artist may SEEM to be …… however i would think wiz would do bigger #s but then again i dont think ive heard 1 song of his new album or even knew about it until the whole situation with kanye …..

      • Who of the 3 mentioned are you talking about ?

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        you got “finding yoself” from actors on tv , and even tho it cant mean nothing , it didn’t stop you from following whites in talking stupid

      • Brindle

        why you so sensitive over future???

  • The Gary Group

    Oh shit, that was an album? Man rap really has fallen off. People actually paid for an album of a nigga mumbling about drugs?

    • Dox

      I don’t get it…it’s the same mumbling and no real point to any of his songs…they all sound the same. What could possibly make anyone want to hear more Future?

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  • Future Patrick

    It’s time to kreyshawn young thug. Outta here!

  • THISIS50

    Good numbers for Future

  • Rico

    young thug may want to start filling out job apps.. home depot is hiring

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  • Dadon850

    The public has once again rejected Young Thug and his sh!tty music. Who is it that’s continually forcing him on us?? We don’t want him, leave us alone!

  • This adding in streaming thing is weird. As if there was never a thing called radio stations before the internet. Why would they now count how many times a song is played and never did before? They raise the prices of movie tickets and then tout how many movies broke box office records. Never adjusting for inflation. All in a effort for everything to sound bigger and better then they really are.

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