Sales predictions for Katy Perry's much anticipated album "Smile" are here and it's not looking pretty folks.
Smile is predictions to debut with 50-60k sales units, with 40-45k coming from album sales and the rest from streaming. In comparison, Witness debut with ~180k sales units in 2017, but that did include tour bundles.
But what's worse is that Smile will not debut at #1, the fight for will be between Taylor's Swift's "folklore" (already at #1 for the last 4 weeks) and Pop Smoke's posthumous album "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon" which debuted at #1 in July. Smile will likely debut at #3 or #4.
Taylor Swift (potential sixth week at #1) v.s. Pop Smoke for #1 this week on the US albums chart (via @HITSDD).— chart data (@chartdata) August 29, 2020
For anyone who cares, Metallica and Lil Wayne also releases new albums and their predictions are as follows:
Metallica (Blackened) 50-55k, 45-50k
Internet Money (Internet Money/10K Projects) 27-32k, <1k
Lil Wayne (Cash Money/Republic) 24-27k, 2-3k
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