Jadakiss Sales Predictions

So Jadakiss’ third solo album, The Last Kiss, dropped this past Tuesday. While Kiss is still relevant, nobody really expects dude to top the charts come next Wednesday. Don’t sleep on Mr. Raspy though, D-Block loyalists, including Maino (who bought two copies) will likely hit stores in bunches. The question is, how many D-Block, Kiss enthusiasts are out there? As always, XXL staffers speculated on Jada’s first week sales. See below.

Jackpot: 61k
Jesse: 55k
Clovito: 9k
Travis: 40k
Vanessa: 55k
Rob The Music Ed: 39, 002 (including the two copies Maino bought)
Flash: 47k
MikeD: 33k

What’s your prediction?

  • nate

    29k

    • joe p

      i actually already bought this album … not to bad . wayyyy to many featured artis on here damn near every song … 45k

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    2

  • Pierzy

    36,000

    I see the staffers’ predictions are much less ambitious than they were for Dirt Angel…

    • that nigga

      Yeah, thats crazy. Dirty Jones outsellin Al-Queda the first week is obsurd. Jada – 225,000 the first week maybe more. I said It first.

      Damn, he gone outsell Jenny Jones 40 whatever thousand the first day.

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    2(INCLUDING THE ONES MAINO BOUGHT)

  • Nefarious

    In other words, how many young white subarban kids are gonna cop it? At least 30,000 I would like to think. and as far as us at least 100,000 thug ninjas in hoods across america should cop. So I got 130K first week. If he aint good for at least 100K out of NY and the whole east coast it says something fucked up about you all (yall). I originate on the coast but I live in texas; and since I’ve been here I’ve seen artist with half the lyrical skill of Jadakiss go platitium in the state. I’m just saying people down here get behind there own, and want to see them do good… As for a greater part of the east coast umm…

    • Pierzy

      But then there are assholes like me that absolutely LOVE D-Block but won’t cop it for whatever reason…

      • http://none Mike

        Between 55-60 thousand units first week. He’ll sell more than Jim Jones..but I would be surprised if he sold bout 100,000 units and be shocked if he sold more in first week. I’m guessin overall he’ll move 200-300 thousand units within 3 months. I like Jada. He’s a “can’t miss” on mixtapes. But I think his “time to shine” in mainstream had passed. Good luck Jada.

    • 360

      there are no white suburban kids that will buy this, and theres no way in hell 100,000 thug niggas will buy this, most people, like me, will download this for free

      • Mr. 306

        Bro i got the dodge caravan in my drive way and the white picket fence. straight from the burbs and shit shit will be bumpin alllll day. cause i’ll buy it

  • Bause

    I have my own theory of coppin albums and thats if i support the artist..

    Jadakiss’ album is average.. no more..

    I think Rick Ross album will be great…

    But Ima cop jadakiss’ album, i want my money to go to the right people

    • masiah

      jadas album already is great rick ross album will be all about money or drugs like the other ones he is good i just dont think he better than kiss

  • millertime

    research FAIL on the part of xxl.com and yall all are WAY off on the predictions lol

    kiss first day sales predictions were already posted online earlier this week.

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi?news07528m01

  • Leo

    I wanna say 90…but its prolly gonna be 60 or sometin like dat…

  • Ba

    360, Pierzy, etc. should not be considered hip-hop/rap enthusiasts/fans. How do you explain taking your time and energy to post comments, and then downloading an album for free. You people make us real fans sick, buy the CD, support your favorite artists, if you want the genre to continue to thrive. I predict 75,000

  • Gman

    if ugk can do 75k and jim jones 42k i give jada atleast 110k 1st week ur guys predictions really went down since jim jones.. u guys r crazy hes gonna sell twice as jim jones

    • Josh

      Jones is more relevant than Jada. Don’t kill me. Jada is waaay nicer. He’s just a 90s rapper and doesn’t have the youth. Or much airplay.

      UGK has a cult following.

      I’m guessing 30.

      • Josh

        BTW, Jones is still in Top 40 Urban with Na Na Na Na and the remix to Day N Night. Jada’s records are better, but not on the charts.

  • GMAn

    Pierzy says:

    But then there are assholes like me that absolutely LOVE D-Block but won’t cop it for whatever reason…

    I BET UR A JEW

    • Pierzy

      I BET UR RETARDED

    • Pierzy

      Unfortunately for you, I am not Jewish. White, but not Jewish. Thank you for your concern and your wonderful handle on ethnic and religious relations. Well done.

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        Lmao…………..

        “Well done”, ha!

  • Mike

    60k.. he gotta push more units than jones did 1st week

  • Stereo-Type Hype

    ^^^^^^^
    Co-sign Nefarious

    I’ll say 110k-150k, but I really hope he does post-millineum numbers!!! We should get behind a great artist like Jadakiss and support! I mean, its J-A-D-A!!!

    When I got my copy, it was the the last one left! So I’m hopeful!

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Why are XXL’s predictions for Jada’s album lower that Dirt Clump Jones? I think he’ll sell 60k his first week

  • Jame

    He’ll atleast push 100K. It’s a f’d up time and people are watching money but his was the first hip-hop CD I physically went to the store to buy in MONTHS. If Jones pulled 40-something K out Jada will def do double that. If not – there’s a HUGE problem.

  • venemez

    18,002(INCLUDING THE ONES MAINO BOUGHT)

  • Mutadaal sader the king

    Is the album any good ?

    33k.

  • TOCHEI99P

    I WOULD SAY HE WILL SELL OVER 90K, HOPE HE SELLS 500K BUT ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD IS WHATS KILLING HIPHOP!.

  • Nefarious

    @ 360 Hey homie this is a big United States and a larger world.. If jadakiss dont see 100k on just the east coast is because yall dont support yall rappers. and we aint just talkin bout anyone here, Jada been ill, been consistant for a long time now. oh yeah they aint jus invented downloading homie… In texas these niggas is pushing a million copies in state if they grindin right. Surely in a NYC pop 10M Jada can’t sale to 10 percent of the population of NYC? At worst 5% of NYC population, I didn’t say NY state

  • yungmo25

    90K ….the album is serious…i hate dat shit wit swizz beats tho..smh

  • Rex Banner

    didn’t hits daily double project it to sell like 100-125 thousand? Anyway, I am going to go with 100-125 thou, I bought the album and its pretty good

  • JORDAN

    bought it tuesday, there was only 2 copies left on tha rack when i copped. tacoma boys fuck wit jada. 253 all day u beezies, i predict 74,000 first week

  • Virus

    250K, his album is way better than the kanye west last album

  • Curtis75Black

    I won’t buy another Jadakiss cd until he’s the only artist on his shit. I still don’t get how someone can have so much respect and reputation and can’t do what other rappers you hate has done on countless projects – Hold their own !! In my eyes he’s been an utter disappointment, Fuck his Punchlines.

    • Pierzy

      Like I said yesterday, on every album he makes way too many songs for the ladies and tries to become Kissanova.

  • dwi

    kiss gon blow 500k

  • Jame

    I’ll give you that about doin the album by himself, but who really does now anyway? Not many people can hold an entire album down. The biggest flaw on the album I think is his two obvious grabs for the south (track with OJ and track with Jeezy). Both eh. He’s done that before and the south type shit comes out eh. If he wanted that feel he should’ve linked with Luda or T.I. They would’ve been far better and balanced lyrically.

    Also, hit two Targets on the way home on Tuesday for Kiss, and both were sold out. In Target. He may move some units.

    • yoprince

      that’s cause they ain’t ship that many copies… he’ll do around 50k

  • http://xxlmag jb

    This is hard…I say 65 thousand. Niggas dont buy albums anymore unless the anticipation is crazy and his buzz wasn’t that great. I HOPE he goes gold the first week but that’s my heart speaking….
    http://www.myspace.com/lidujay

  • brand-new

    prob 45k, i know big jada fans that dont have any interest in this album, including me.

  • AVENGER XL

    Let’s be for real Jada is a dude from the more lyrical era of the NY sound. He was signed to bad boy when big was still alive and on the label. So his skill has never been the question Jada is a raw lyricist. Now the problem that Jada faces is the problem that many cats do from groups and that is character development. Yes he is the dopest member of the locks followed by styles p and leaving sheik to bat clean up. But he never established a true character for himself away from the group, nothing organic to latch on to for the casual listner. The hardcore heads are down because of the lyrics alone and solid though sometime mediocre beats. Jada is a dude in need of a visionary producer that can bring out the greatness he is capable of. This is a running theme in rap right now. Some of the nicest cats choose mediocre beats and do songs that are obvious reaches for pop appeal rather than songs that fit them but have universal appeal. I say all that to say this I think he will do better numbers than Jim Jones but as a whole I can’t even say the project will go gold because of the factors below.

    1. Nothing seems to be sticking on the marketing side creating a high end street buzz. So this is going to be a slow burner as far as sales go.
    2. Jada is only a household name in certain circles like I said his character isn’t branded as well as a Jim Jones though he rhymes circles around him by accident.
    3. His production is still kinda suspect and he needs a sound that can carry a whole project not a meh sound like the one he has cultivated for the last few albums.
    4. Recession and crumbling industry. ya’ll already know what it is.

  • El Tico Loco

    250k It’s been flying off the shelves over here, given the choices that are out there why wouldn he.

  • http://foshiggadale.blogspot.com Foshiggadale

    hitsdailydouble’s predictions are usually pretty on point and are usually short if anything, so if they have ‘Kiss down for 100-125K, I’m gonna go with the high end of that, and say 120

  • Curtis75Black

    @ Avenger XL,
    You wanna know why all those examples you preached are on point ? Because he hasn’t held a cd down by Himself !! He is a posse cut emcee, someone has to have his back, whether a R&B artist or a fellow emcee. You can’t have a identity with a crew always around you. Straight up when he 1st went solo, I not even a steady fan of The Lox, I gave homie the benefit of the doubt off his skill and name and what did I see ? One or two tracks by himself !!

    @ Jame, I feel you but the question should be “What emcee’s has the right to rock a collabo cd ? someone who has rocked solos on a constant basis and has proven themselved as artists.

  • RealTalk

    25K

    Equation:

    Def Jam doesn’t promote artists except CO’s and R&B singers

    + the Album is mediocre (I bought it, I love Kiss, but the albums okay kind of stale)

    =
    Low sales

  • http://www.myspace.com/swisstech Swisstech

    the truth is there will be a platinum copies for jadakiss or more, a lot of dudes are gonna have that shit but it wont benifit jadakiss coz crazy ass fools out there will get the copies through download, fuck utorrent, fuck lime wire and all free downloading sites. thats why pple think hiphop is dead, if it wasnt for pirating and pple buying cds u would see huge sells then u would say hiphop is alive and well except for souljah boy trash bag shit i would piss on like a furious pit bull of hell, fuck, STOP PIRATING , ITS JUST LIKE SNITCHIN. AND FUCK U , I KNOW U READING THIS AND YOU DOWNLOAD FOR FREE PUT SOME SENCE IN YOUR MIND AND DO THE RIGHT THING,

  • newyawka631

    IM GONNA COP DAT SHIT RIGHT NOW.SUPPORT THE ARTISTS.DON’T DOWNLOAD IT,AND THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT DA GAMECAUSE YOU’RE 1 OF THE REASONS SHITS GOING DOWNHILL.IM GETTING DA JOE BUDDENS.I WENT TO BEST BUY AND IT WAS SOLD OUT THE FIRST WEEK.NUMBAZ WISE……….IM GOING TA SAY 50 TA 60 THOUSAND THE FIRST WEEK.I HOPE IM WRONG,AND HE DOEZ OVA A HUNIT

  • Gooch

    >40k

  • H-DUB

    80K

  • Pierzy

    We need another LOX group album…

    • $ykotic

      Yes we do! Until then…

      78k

      It does have the Def Jam roster on it but it ain’t that bad at all.

      It will struggle for gold status.

      • Pierzy

        I’m listening to it again now. $yk, you don’t think it has too many songs for the ladies…yet again?

        • $ykotic

          Oh hell yeah! That’s why I have my projection so high!

          My girl is more excited than I am!

        • Pierzy

          Oh I gotcha. That’s the old ‘Pac motto: “Rap for the ladies…” because dudes will follow what the women listen to…

        • $ykotic

          Serious strategy P. Look at what Jeezy just dropped. A hood album. Although it was good, everyone forgot about it.

          Tip did girl cuts. Success. Wayne’s biggest songs were girl songs. Success.

        • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

          Both Jada’s albums before this one were for the ladies…well his second one was a lil more raw than the first one…but ya’ll know what I’m talking about. But if the ladies like it then thats good for the homies. Nothing wrong getting that pum pum LOL

          I’ma cop it on the Zune Pass and check it out to see if its a worthy purchase

        • $ykotic

          It’s worthy. It’s just not THAT project.

          What we really want comes from all 3 of them. LOX

          But sometimes you gotta listen to the damn thing like 10x before you get a good feel. My girl is hiphop so if she really likes it, which she does, then I’ll give it a deaf, unbiased ear and check it accordingly.

        • Pierzy

          Of course when you try to expand, you’re going to increase your audience…heads know Jada can spit but a lot of females don’t know him they way they know T.I., Wayne, Luda, etc…

          Honestly, though, I’ve given it 5 listens and there are some songs that are fire but after a while I feel like I’m listening to an R&B record featuring Kiss. I’m telling you, his next album should be called Kissanova.

  • Real HIP-HOP

    NEW YORK NEEDS TO BUY NEW YORK MUSIC, THATS WHY NY IS ALL F*CKED UP RIGHT NOW. YA DO NOT SUPPORT YA OWN PEOPLE!!!!. DUH!!

    I HOPE JADA DO 200 OR MORE. HE HAS KEPT REAL MUSIC COMING TO US FROM DAY 1, AND YA FAGGOTS KNOW THAT SH!T. 1.

  • MARK JACKSON

    HE SOLD 45,000 on the first DAY!! ASSHOLES
    SS OFFICALLY

  • Incognegro_22

    I think Jada will do 84K this time around.

  • Avenger XL

    He will do 50K and then sales will turn to a slow burn. There is no single strong enough to drive 100K and XXL needs to stop talking sales up like this anyway. Jada is lyrical though he is going for the pop doe. After that 106 and PArk statement he may show up on Hanna Montanna’s next album on some flow for sale shit. But as I stated above his album will be another slow burner might not make it to gold in this economy. I just hope Jim Jones takes a hint and fall back to running a label.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com JoeP

    no more the 20k

  • http://www.xxlmag.com JoeP

    if he sells more the 20k I’ll buy two copies, one for the trash then one for the girls car cause I wont be bumping it.

  • LBDII

    Im a white kid from the burbs and I copped.

  • corlione39

    35K CANT B NE WORZE THAN CAPPADONNA N HIZ 330 UNITZ SOLD!!!

  • Ikeberg $lim

    Lord knows I hope I’m wrong, hope the number is higher. But I’ll say 80k

  • gottiman

    100,000 eazy the boy hot

  • daGuYwHoFlYzz23

    85K… D-Block aLL daY!!

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    i think jesse and vanessa got it. i’d go somewhere between them and jackpot.

    no… fuck it. 55k. final answer.

    lmao @ clovito. “i don’t wanna play no more!”

  • millertime

    120k

  • $ykotic

    Don’t forget guys Mr commercial(Flo-Rida) didn’t even do 60k.

  • latino heat

    “the girls will but it the thugs will dub it”. that being said, about 40,000. add me to the list of l.o.x./d-block fans that ain’t buying it. Jada’s track record is way to blemished to waste 11 dollars (including tax) on.

  • BIGNAT

    SHOULD BE NO LOWER THAN 60K BUT NO HIGHER THAN 100K. JADA CAN MURDER A MIXTAPE BUT HE ONLY BE JAYWALKING ON HIS STUDIO ALBUMS.

  • Honestasicanb

    Over 100k probably close to 200k, shit hell the execs at roc or def jam who ever the hell he signed with now will buy that many copies. The next week he will sell maybe 2,000. You see all this damn ad time he getting.

    • $ykotic

      Like Flo-Rida! Almost 3/4 mil on iTunes but under 100k for the album?

      Fudge pudge numbers. Shame on iTunes rigging the clicker!

  • jake steed

    90,781

  • CARTEL

    83,000

  • levi

    it was the first new cd i’ve bought in about 2 years

  • Anti-Mainstream

    46,000

  • King Joffy Joe

    Hell, i’m shocked to know that he even had the balls to come out with more lackluster material. Reality wise, I think he’ll more than likley do a little bit better than Jim Jones, such as in the range of 51-68,000. Maybe he can hit 70,000 but that’s really wishful thinking. The kind of artist that Jada is, he should be able to do 300-450,000 easy. But because his trackrecord is not all that impressive AND he’s had problems with being consistent AND he does not generate a substantial buzz in the streets to even have a hot single AND his material has shown a steady decline over the past 10 years, then he will always be remembered as just another nigga from N.Y. spittin’ some hard shit, but never has really came thru in the numbers department.

  • CapoStatus

    Jada will sell more than 100k, regardless of the number of features on the album. watch and see

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    33,000.

  • Khayan from the bronx

    Honestly I think he will sell about 75 to 100k

  • Prince of Malibu

    1,000,000, its a done deal, Rocafella/Ruff Ryders all day!!!

  • mdb

    24 to 34, somewhere in there

  • S.Gill

    You guys are cock suckin haters, jada needs to flip atleast 250 units… the xxl mag writers are such fucken homos u dumb fucks give the nigga some credit. Lox Dblock all day.. fucken homo ass niggaz always talkin shit.. “Kiss my ass”

  • 513ju

    haha who holds down a whole album by they self none other den my nigga KILLA!! ha yal be hatin on cam and sayin he broke think bout it he don pay fa shit cuz he jus put out his music and let it roc thats how you kno yu got tru fans he ain gota pay fa fake jews videos rented cars rented houses fa videos studio time photoshoots and he get 9 a recored while the industry get 3 ha the white man takin they money while cam a real nigga like get da fuck outta here ain nobody controllin my money ha thats why i respect that nigga so much but cam will sell over 200k easy and jada will sell 100k hopefully shit but come on now wayne sold 3mill and jeeezy didnt go plat THIS IS A PROBLEM shit crazy how the real nigga let the fake take over wat the fuck happen like how did we let them in real niggas don kno but they need to be stopped wish i can just kno all the real niggas and have a meetin im a start realniggas.com and you gota pass a real test before yu get a membership ha in the works

  • tyson mike

    61 k but he deserve to sell more

  • Zood

    I’d like to see him break 100k, but not sure it will happen. 60k I think.
    And what’s with Flo Rida, he gets all these big hits but his albums never do well first week, Mail On Sunday was the same problem, that didn’t break 100k first week. Ringtone rapper to the max i suppose.

  • MQ

    42,652

  • Chris S

    i was pissed. yesterday i went to buy it at best buy and they were sold out! but they only had one tiny section for it

  • maCaso

    Most underated rapper in the game but his new album… i wasn’t feeling it
    81K and land on number 3 position on billboard

  • ceezy4sheezy

    85,000 they really didn’t promote it plus ain’t really no huge single out there. He do have too many cameos on this album tho but still a decent album I saw jenny jones album on the shelf in target collecting dust that nigga need to fall back 4ever. A jada and t.i track would have been hard as hell

  • Ruger$shotYa

    i bet 95% of u faggots aint even cop the album , broke ass bums.

    KIss would smack ur dome with the ninat if he knew u downloaded his album.

    75k.

  • toz

    new album, fire….its a good look, but all his album are hot..can’t wait for the LOX to drop……

  • Robery

    Should sale 400-500k his first week, but realistically I am hoping for 150-200k. One of the best albums of the year. Much respect to Kiss for making Tuesdays matter again; at least that particularly Tuesday.

  • E Gizo

    16k music Bizz Sucks man!

  • The Legend Eric

    70k

  • Ya Boy

    Ima Go at 35,000. Maybe Even Less. I Didnt even know it was out.

  • http://www.sohh.com Jchillz

    200,000

  • SO 252(NC REP)

    WHY IS PEOPLE HATTING? JADA HAS LYRICS FOR DAYS. BETWEEN THE LAST TWO ALBUMS HE’S SOLD TWO MILLION!! HARD TO BELIVE BUT HE HAS; PEOPLE NEED TO SUPPORT MY MAN!! IT’S LIKE BEING REAL AND LOYAL ARE LAME NOW!! WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? WHEN YOU GOT STANKY LEG AND OTHER BULLSHIT OUTSELLING A REAL RAPPER WE GOT PROBLEMS!! I DONT BLAME DRE 3000 FOR NOT WANTING TO RAP, I DONT BLAME LUPE FOR WANTING TO RETIRE.. LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE GAME; BETWEEN MAJOR CORPORATIONS AND THE INTERNET UNDERGROUND IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A REAL ALBUM. BY THE WAY DONT BLAME SHIT ON THE SOUTH. MOST LAMES LOVE TO BLAME THE SOUTH!

    BUN B-EXTREMELY LYRICAL
    DRE 3000-EXTREMELY LYRICAL
    T.I.-”"
    LIL WAYNE-”"

    JUST TO NAME A FEW SO LETS STEP UP THE GAME

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  • wildman

    he betta sell at least 100k…kiss got da hood on lock…and he a real mc…so maybe he wont sell shit since people only buy pop shit…jim jones a fag

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  • beatz23

    134k

  • http://xxlmag.com J-RIDDICK

    who cares about sales kiss is top 10 y’all know that ah haaaaaaaaaa !