(AllHipHop News) It appears an 8-track project of unfinished demos was enough to set up Kendrick Lamar to earn another #1 album. According to HitsDailyDouble, K. Dot’s untitled unmastered is on pace to land in the top spot on the charts.
The industry website reports the surprise EP is expected to sell between 140,000 – 150,000 copies out the gate. Streaming totals should push the equivalent album units to 175,000 – 185,000.
If those numbers hold, untitled unmastered will be Kendrick’s second #1 album. To Pimp A Butterfly spent two weeks in the pole position in 2015. The platinum certified LP sold 324,000 copies in its initial week.
Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO revealed on Twitter that physical copies of untitled unmastered are possibly on the way. Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith replied to a questioning fan by writing, “Yep….working on that.”
Another surprise project released on March 4 is looking at a Top 10 debut as well. 2 Chainz’s ColleGrove (with Lil Wayne) is projected to move between 35,000 – 45,000 copies (55,000 – 65,000 SPS). The Atlanta rapper’s 2013 album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies sold in its first week.