Tory Lanez’s “The New Toronto 3” and The Strokes’ “The New Abnormal” represent two of the week’s highest-profile new album releases, and early opening week sales and consumption projections are now available.
According to Hits Daily Double, Lanez’s album is expected to sell 2-3K US copies this week. The inclusion of units from track sales and streams should meanwhile produce a consumption tally of 55-65K.
“The New Abnormal” should fare better on the sales front (13-16K projection) but not as well in terms of overall consumption (21-25K unit projection).
With the aforementioned albums representing two of the biggest threats among new releases, The Weeknd’s “After Hours” has a chance of retaining its #1 consumption position for a fourth consecutive week.