Slim Shady is shaping up for a big release week.
The Detroit rapper is gunning for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 next week with his latest album Revival. The project, which features appearances from Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Pink, and Ed Sheeran, is expected to move 280-300,000 equivalent album units in its first week, according to HITS Daily Double. Of that figure, 190-210,000 are traditional sales, while the rest account for streaming.
By comparison, Eminem’s previous album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 792,000 copies in its initial week.
G-Eazy is expected to earn the second biggest debut the week with his double album The Beautiful & Damned, which is on pace to move 135-155,000 copies (85-95,000 traditional). His last album, 2015’s When It’s Dark Out, sold 135,000 copies in its first week.
One year after the release Trap or Die 3, Jeezy is set to storm the charts with his eighth album Pressure. The Snowman’s latest is expected to move 55-65,000 equivalent album units (35-40,000 traditional).
N.E.R.D. will return to the charts with their first album in seven years, No_One Ever Really Dies. The star-studded set, which features Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and André 3000, is looking to move 16-21,000 copies in its first week (9-12,000 traditional).
Final chart figures will be released next weekend.