First-Week Sales Projections For Beyoncé’s 'The Lion King: The Gift' Are In

The estimated numbers for Nas' latest release have been tabulated too.

(AllHipHop News) It looks like Beyoncé is on pace to have another Number One. HitsDailyDouble reports Queen Bey's The Lion King: The Gift compilation is projected to land in the top spot on the next album chart.

The Lion King: The Gift is expected to collect between 50,000 and 70,000 first-week units. Beyoncé wrote and performed the lead single "Spirit" which also lives on The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

That Hans Zimmer-led soundtrack will likely pull in 17,000 - 20,000 units over the current charting period. New versions of classic tunes like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Circle of Life," and "Hakuna Matata" appear on the project.

The cast of The Lion King: The Gift includes Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, and James Earl Jones. Disney's 2019 photorealistic remake shattered box office records in its opening weekend.

In addition, Nas will return to the next Billboard 200 album chart. The legendary Queens emcee dropped the sequel to his critically-acclaimed 2002 body of work The Lost Tapes on July 19. HDD has The Lost Tapes II opening with 17,000 - 20,000 units.

UPDATE: HitsDailyDouble is now reporting that Ed Sheeran's No.6 Collaborations Project is likely to remain at #1 on the album chart for a second week. Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift is in a tight race with Billie Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? for the #2 spot.

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