According to Billboard, Yeezus will enter the charts at #1, selling somewhere between 360,000 and 380,000 copies, way below the 500,000 industry insiders previously predicted. J. Cole’s Born Sinner is on pace to do anywhere between 270,000 and 290,000, which will place him at #2 on the charts next week.
Though Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience still holds the title for biggest first week of 2013, Yeezus will come second and Born Sinner fifth based on the current numbers.
Also caught in The Great American Rap Album Showdown of 2013 was Mac Miller whose Watching Movies With The Sound Off is expected to move 95,000 – 105,000 units.
Look for the official tally to be released Wednesday, June 26.