Lil Uzi Vert
8.28.2017

Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ Projected to Top Billboard 200

Hot off his surprise performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Lil Uzi Vert is poised to make the highest Billboard 200 entry this week with Luv Is Rage 2.

Topping all new releases, Uzi’s debut album is projected to sell between 110-120,000 equivalent album units (25-28,000 traditional) in its first week of availability. Much of this is expected to come from streaming, according to HITS Daily Double.

Meanwhile, XXXTentacion’s debut 17 is on pace to sell 65-70,000 EAU (15-18,000 traditional) in its first week. This follows Kendrick Lamar’s rave review on Twitter, where he urged listeners to cop the LP.

Elsewhere, Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album is projected to move 40-45,000 units (30-35,000 traditional). Their last album, 27/7, moved 74,000 equivalent album units in its first week last year.

Finally, A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy is expected to sell 30-35,000 EAU (7-9,000 traditional). Last year, the original Cozy Tapes moved approximately 21,000 units in its first week out.