The numbers are in and it looks like Nicki Minaj and D’Angelo’s latest albums will debut among Billboard 200’s top ten slots.
Minaj’s highly anticipated The Pinkprint album is expected to sell over 150,000 copies for the week ending Dec. 21st, according to Billboard. The Young Money rapstress’ previous effort Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded entered at the top spot in 2012 with fans copping over 253,000 copies.
D’ Angelo’s third album, Black Messiah, is expected to hit the 100,000 sales mark as well. He followed the Beyonce route and released his album with no short notice on Dec. 14th. His last album, Voodoo, which was released almost 15 years ago, debuted at the top spot on the Billboard charts with over 321,000 copies sold its first week out.
The final numbers will be in on Christmas eve when the new Billboard 200 chart is revealed.