While a large section of the Twitterverse did not seem to enjoy Playboi Carti’s latest musical offering, he may still earn the first #1 album of his career. Whole Lotta Red is currently on pace to debut atop the next Billboard 200 chart.
HitsDailyDouble projects Carti’s divisive sophomore studio LP will open in the range of 125,000 – 135,000 first-week units. Either of those numbers would easily give the AWGE representative his best album sales to date.
2018’s Die Lit opened at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 61,000 album-equivalent units. That effort has reached Gold status in the United States. The Platinum-certified Playboi Carti mixtape dropped in 2017 and peaked at #12.
Whole Lotta Red could get a boost this week when Playboi Carti takes part in Thunder Studios’ Cyberwurld virtual global party on New Year’s Eve. Carti’s headlining performance will be his first since releasing his latest collection of music. The event is scheduled to stream live on Twitch at 8 pm PT.