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Updated US Sales Projections: “Black Panther” Album Pacing For Strong #1 Bow On Billboard 200

New sales projections have been issued for the “Black Panther” album.

Kendrick Lamar - All The Stars from Black Panther / TDE

On Saturday, Hits Daily Double shared initial US album sales and consumption projections for the new “Black Panther” album.

The publication said that the album was on track to sell 35-40,000 pure US copies this week. The album was meanwhile poised to generate 110-120,000 in total first-week consumption units (sales + track sales/10 + track streams/1500).

Tuesday, Hits revised its projections for the album.

“Black Panther” is now set to debut with 44-49,000 in pure sales and 145-155,000 in total consumption.

The consumption figure will establish “Black Panther” as a dominant #1 on the Billboard 200. No other album is expected to generate over 80,000 in total consumption this week.

The pure sales projection gives “Black Panther” a shot at #1 on Top Album Sales, although the album will face more competition in that regard. Justin Timberlake’s “Man Of The Woods” (40-44,000), the “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack (39-43,000) and “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack (36-40,000) are expected to post similar sales totals this week.

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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