Nelly Sales Predictions

How many of you knew Nelly’s Brass Knuckles finally hit stores Tuesday?

I wonder if folks at Universal knew. Times sure have changed for Nelly. I remember writing dude off as a one hit wonder when Country Grammar first Dropped. Then dude released that Speedy Gonzalez record followed by “Ride With Me” and I figured he got lucky. The freakin’ album ended up selling 8 or 9 million copies. By the time “Hot In Here” came out, there was no denying the homie was here to stay…for eight years.

Pimp Juice may have finally be 86, though. Brass Knuckles has been pushed back for well over a year and none of his singles seem to be charting.  “Whatsyaname” (or however it’s spelled), bricked. “Stepped On My J’s featuring Jeezy tanked. “Party People” featuring Fergie flopped. “Long Night” featuring Usher just vanished and “Body On Me” with his baby boo Ashanti and Akon, isn’t likely to do the trick either. He’s still Nelly, though. Who knows?

In any event, XXL staffers placed bets on Nelly’s first week numbers. Here are their predictions.
For the record, the price is right rules, meaning the closest number without going over wins the pot. I initially bet 000,000,099, but I figured Nelly still had enough fans left to do numbers Shop Boyz would die for.

Rob The Music Ed: 86, 000
Red: 103, 000
Travis: 90,000
Vanessa: 98,000
CHope:20, 000
Mike D: 202, 000
Jackpot: 87, 000
Nakedwithsockson.com (Pause): 110, 000
J-Rod: 79, 000
SuperFunkalicious Andrea: 333, 000
Davina: 85, 000
Gang Starr Girl: 350, 000
Bechamel: 187, 000
ME: 50, 000

What do you guys think? What is Nelly selling first week? -Jackpot

  • Pierzy

    39,500 copies

    • Pierzy

      Damn I was close…
      ———————————–

      A source at Universal just called to inform me that Nelly’s new album will enter the charts on Wednesday with disappointing sales figures.

      “We did everything we could, but it just didn’t happen.” My source says. “The estimate as of today is around 43k copies sold in the United States.”

  • http://www.huneymag.co.za Siya

    14 000

  • d.m.

    132000 thats about the average of all the staff picks divided by the number of staff

  • http://aquilogy2.blogspot.com AQUILOGY

    155Kg3k

  • og bobby j

    44K

  • http://aquilogy2.blogspot.com AQUILOGY

    I meant 155K. Do I win a prize if I’m correct?

  • Keith

    A MILLI IN FIRST WEEK

    • Sean

      You dont even believe that.

  • Ross

    A milli, lmao. That was hialarious… But he’ll do like 90k.

  • DETROIT

    200 k

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    40K, tops.

  • e20

    Ima keep it real. Nas was right back in 2002 when he said “Nelly….step your rap game up.”

    79,001 units.

  • Paulie

    I bet on 38k

  • yoprince

    105k

  • venemez

    101,000

  • LEO

    LL just sold 49,000…so I’m guessing he’ll do a Lil better…so maybe 55,000…yeah…if he sales more, then it really makes no sense…cause I’m your baby got waaaaaaaaaaay more play then any of those other records from nelly…send me the cash to:

    1 Mean Street
    Over There, NJ 09235
    PO BOX 1985

  • wat-wat-watt

    what?! whoever buys this *smh*and gives this a listen must have a high tolerance for wackness.

  • venemez

    105,000 I think he will sale more than TOS did its first week

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    IM BETWEEN WHAT ROB AND JACKPOT SAID.

  • Bobo D

    Excuse me for going off topic but xxlmag.com ‘remixed’ there site in one day. But sohh.com has had the same shitty site since they got hacked in June, which is actually better than what they had before because shit was disorganised.

    Goodwork Jackpot.

    Anyhoo, I predict less than 10k.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    man fuck this nigga he gon do about 40K max

  • blck

    about 150k i think. i bought the album is was ten bucks at best buy it ain’t a bad album its’ the same ol nelly. but i bought every nelly album so why stop now. about 6 good songs out of 13 not bad.

    • BIGNAT

      6 out of 13 that means it’s not worth your money. THAT MEANS MORE THAN HALF THE ALBUM IS GARBAGE

      • Oneofthemyo’s

        Actually 6 out of 13 would mean mathematically MORE THAN HALF THE ALBUM IS ok regardless nelly was wack then and now.

        • Oneofthemyo’s

          Alcohol is a hell of a drug.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com questo

    53,700
    yall need to tell them 6 figure predicting cats to wake up and smell the recession

  • Worley

    I’m going with 50K

  • Harmen

    140 000- 170 000
    He’ll prbly still go gold
    for real if you sell like 9 million albums 4-5 years ago you’ll still have a solid fanbase

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    EY, I was close with the jeezy shit I’m betting nelly wack ass do between 75k-115k and thats just from the females who remeber him. But i wouldnt be surprised if he did LL#’s either.

  • LBDII

    First off Step on my J’z didnt feature Jeezy it featured Ciara and Jermaine Dupri.
    And I think the album sales
    113,000

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    It’s Nelly, 100K, it’s like Ja Rule, if he drop an album right now he gonna sell like 100K

    (100k = The new rate for Gold Album)

    Nelly and Ja Rule = Both are Hip-”POP”, both create that shit!!! Both create the singing rapping like what T-Pain do right now, well, without the auto-tune shit!!!

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      Nah not 100K, i think both can sell right now 300K!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking…

    17,000

  • El Tico Loco

    The shop boyz comment was not called for (well maybe it was). Dude (nelly) will flop hard against LL because they both cater to the high heel sector, but this time around LL took time to build a buzz to appeal to the streets I mean he even did a mixtape. What did nelly do to get his name out there except saying “Hey I’m nelly” that don’t work anymore. What you got swag? Oh so now you want to serve doo doo on silver platters huh? Is still doo doo maan! SMH.

  • http://www.metroflog.com/The_Evil_Ways THE JABOK

    A MILLI FOLKS
    ITS NELLY
    SHOW SOME
    RESPECT
    PLEASE GUYS
    CHECK ME AT
    http://www.metroflog.com/The_Evil_Ways
    ITS ON ANOTHER
    LANGUAGE
    BUT AS YOU CAN SEE
    I ALSO
    SPEAK ENGLISH
    COME ON
    AND POST ME

  • http://www.metroflog.com/The_Evil_Ways THE JABOK

    TWO MILLIS FOLKS
    ITS NELLY
    SHOW SOME
    RESPECT
    PLEASE GUYS
    CHECK ME AT
    http://www.metroflog.com/The_Evil_Ways
    ITS ON ANOTHER
    LANGUAGE
    BUT AS YOU CAN SEE
    I ALSO
    SPEAK ENGLISH
    COME ON
    AND POST ME

  • the fsm

    the middle finga once again for sellin out…but then again lol at his shit not chartin, hip-hop proves once again sell-out aint appreciated. ~1~

  • BIGNAT

    umm three copies ashanti his momma and himself

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    87, 432 sales first week.

    nelly, thank the ladies, as evident in the guesses by xxlmag.com female staffers.

  • Vicious Seiger

    60,000 – Bleak Prediction but without a Guaranteed Solid Top Ten Single this is actually being kind.

  • grant ny

    89,000 wont go gold.

  • http://myspace.com/yeahirap myspace.com/yeahirap

    the female staffers are bias,and need to stop stating over 300,000 K lmmfao Vanessa,Sally got high anything over 90,000 is a joke Nelly is garbage but he always has been,and sold but his singles did not struggle like this one put out four songs,and they all had no staying power 20,000

  • NAWLEDGE

    15 copies. Nelly, Ashanti, their moms, and the rest of the St Lunatics. Speaking of which, WHERE THE FUCK ARE THEY???????????

  • icon (trillbert arenas)

    95K, 103 K max

  • boondock

    word from SOHH:

    It looks like Nelly’s about to pull a LL! The current underwear model’s newest CD “Brass Knuckles” is a bomb.

    A source at Universal just called to inform me that Nelly’s new album will enter the charts on Wednesday with disappointing sales figures.

    “We did everything we could, but it just didn’t happen.” My source says. “The estimate as of today is around 43k copies sold in the United States.”

    Nelly’s fourth album sales pale in comparison to his previous multi-platinum records.

    I can’t say that this information surprises me one. Earlier in the summer I dropped a blog on why Nelly was going to fail with this project.

    After failing to generate a hit single, after more than three attempts, and choosing to team up with Jermaine Dupri, Stevie Wonder could’ve seen this happening.

    Maybe we will all get lucky and Cornell will threaten to quit hip-hop like LL Cool J!

    At least Ashanti won’t be in the boat of failure alone.

    DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    3
    Nelly
    Brass Knuckles
    83,717

    Rob, Jackpot and Davina wins.
    Davina was the closest to it.