Based on early data, Offset’s “Father Of 4” and Gunna’s “Drip Or Drown 2” are both in contention to rank as this week’s top new album.
According to Hits Daily Double, “Father Of 4” is currently projected to shift 77-82K US consumption units during its first week of release. Pure album sales will comprise about 4-5K of those units, with the rest coming from track streams and sales.
“Drip Or Drown 2” is meanwhile tracking for 75-80K in total consumption, with 2-3K coming from pure sales.
Consumption determines placement on the Billboard 200, which is the definitive US album chart.
While one of the aforementioned albums will rank as the week’s top newcomer, neither is expected to be the week’s overall #1 album. That honor may again fall to Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” which spent its first two weeks in the #1 position.