UPDATE (1/31/2017): After initial projections saw C U L T U R E snagging the Number 2 spot with 70-80k copies sold, it looks like that may have been a little low. Billboard is now reporting that the Atlanta trio will most likely tie up their Number One spot with a nice bow, selling what they now believe to be 110-120k albums. Having been released on January 27th and the sales week ending on February 2nd, that means they moved around 20k copies a day, more than Yung Rich Nation sold IN A WEEK!
This is huge news for the Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, who are on a victory lap after a rise to becoming the nation’s hottest rap group. The official numbers won’t be released until February 3rd, but I’d say they can go ahead and add a Number One album celebration into the mix.
(1/30/2017): Having a Number One song is always a great way to ensure that you have a Number One album. “Bad and Boujee” has exploded Migos to new heights, and HOPEFULLY it pays off with C U L T U R E.
HITS Daily Double has released the projected charts for this weeks album releases, and it looks like it’s going to be a close one. As it stands currently, they’ve projected country singer Brantley Gilbert to take the number one spot with his new album The Devil Don’t Sleep. That album is expected to sell 70-80k copies, with 60-70k in pure sales. Migos are in a very close second, with 70-80k copies sold, 28-33k in pure sales. Hopefully we can bump those numbers up, but either way, Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset have come a long way.
Their first album, Yung Rich Nation, released in July of 2015, debuted at #17, pushing 14k in its first week. In a year and a half, Migos have so solidified themselves as rap’s biggest group that they’ve had a 500% sales jump in their first week. That feat alone is incredible and a true testament to their skill and patience. Even if they do only end up with #2, it’s a success story that we can all enjoy.
Check back in with BLUNTIQ when the official numbers are released later this week!