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Jay-Z’s “4:44” Projected For 150-175K US Sales, 250-275K Total Units This Week

“4:44” will easily claim #1 on the coming week’s US album charts.

Jay Z celebrates his platinum award | Jeff Kravitz/RIAA

After launching as a Sprint/TIDAL exclusive last week, Jay-Z’s “4:44” made its debut as a wide release in conjunction with the July 7-13 tracking week.

It will have no trouble claiming the top spots on the Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.

Based on first-day data, Hits Daily Double expects “4:44” to sell 150-175,000 pure US copies this week. With SEA (track sales/10) and TEA (track streams/1500) included, it is expected generate 250-275,000 in total US consumption units.

The pure sales figure will yield a #1 position on Top Album Sales, while the consumption sum will earn “4:44” #1 on the Billboard 200.

Billboard will officially confirm the news on Sunday, July 16.

— As TIDAL is not expected to report streaming data for the exclusivity period, “4:44” will not be part of the July 9 chart announcement. DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” is expected to top the Billboard 200 for this past week, while Stone Sour’s “Hydograd” is the frontrunner for #1 on Top Album Sales.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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