Cam’ron First Week Sales Predictions

We were way off with Jadakiss, Asher Roth and Rick Ross, so let’s see if the XXL Staff can redeem itself with Cam’ron’s first week sales predictions.

In case some of you didn’t know, Crime Pays, Cam’s first album in three years, hits stores today. Killa definitely got some type of buzz going on, but it’s been pretty tough figuring out how big it is. “Cookies & Apple Juice” is definitely big in New York, but is it big anywhere else? If anything, singles are even clear indicators anymore, so who knows. I can’t see Cam selling less than Asher, but who knows, he might do Jim numbers. Oh well, what do you guys think? How many units will Cam sell first week? Here are our staff’s predictions.

Jackpot: 65k
Travis: 53k
Clovito: 153k
JGiss: 68k
Rob The Music Ed: 105k
Datwon: 75k
Mike D: 48k
Vanessa: 42, 821

  • Pierzy

    31,500

    • BD

      under 25,000

    • joe p

      judging by that single cookies and some apple juice id say 10k lol but ill give the niggas in ny some sales so id say around 56,500

    • dcmt

      1 million

    • http://xxlmag.com REAL

      1000copies
      cam need to switch his style up.

  • Lowedwn

    46K

  • venemez

    23K

  • Moi

    co-sign 23K

  • KGK20

    90k

  • http://non.com beefiddytwo

    he’s sell around 90k first week.

  • Trenton Watts

    67,407 COPPIES..

  • Justice4All

    9,680

  • Justice4All

    9,680 …

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    50k – 100k first week
    …cookies & sum apple juice!!!

  • that nigga

    Hmmm, I was right on Asher and Ross and off with Jada. I said Jada would move 200,000 first week. Cam’Ron will move 70,000 alone In NYC. Im going with 105 with Rob up there.

  • GMan

    95k im goin to cop after work

  • Louis Vuitton Bawse Sun Glasses (Bawse)

    No more than 20K…and that is modest at best. It is all about digital (itunes downloads) and shipping. He ships Joe Budden numbers (LOL)

  • Louis Vutton Bawse SunGlasses (Bawse)

    No more than 20K…and that is modest at best. It is all about digital (itunes downloads) and shipping. He ships Joe Budden numbers (LOL)

  • Moving Sideways

    100k

  • OG Matt Herbz

    15k

  • Juan

    40K – Dipset buzz always seems bigger in NY than it really is.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    TO CONFIRM THE “BUZZ” SHIT…. HE GOT INTERNET BUZZ AND NEW YORK BUZZ…. NO SINGLES PLAYED ON THE RADIO DOWN HERE IN DALLAS OR MEMPHIS… WELL NOT TEXAS PERIOD…..

    HE SALES 54,845 THE FIRST WEEK

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “PURPLE HAZE” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

  • Louis Vutton Bawse SunGlasses (Bawse)

    No more than 20K…and that is modest at best. It is all about digital (itunes downloads) and shipping. He ships Joe Budden numbers (LOL)

    Cookies and Apple Juice (LOL)

    He needs some Kanye and Just Blaze beats…With Jada and him doing a joint album! Now that would be hot!

    As a matter of fact, A Fab, Cam, and Jada album would be nice. they all can rap over any beat (North, South, East or West) and they would make rap fun again

    What a tour..Breathe!

  • RotterdamSoldier

    125k

  • AZ40

    80-100k

  • westcoastaggie

    Does Killa have that contract with KOCH that has him getting about $7 from every album sold? If so, he still goin to be eatin even if he sells only about 30K.

  • Dr Flav

    This shit is dumb as hell, always has been since its inception. What these artists eat dont make none of you shit. If you like tha album buy it, why is this sales shit such an issue nowadays to the point it overshines the quality of the music. This is some record
    company promoted bullshit to create an additional marketing outlet, outside of them doing what the fuck they suppose to do to make sure these artists and their work is properly exposed to the public.

    This is music, not Vegas or the bookie, aint no fuckin point spread on record sales. The only reference I can remember from back in the day in regards to this is when LL said, “Im double platinum, Im watching you get dizzier.” That was in the context of something he had done if reference to a battle he was having with Kool Moe D and it was relative to the artists and what they getting not a blogger or a fan.

    Why aint the staff address why the fuck they had to put up a story about some fucking sunglasses letter from a company that dont give a fuck about hip hop besides its money, instead of working it out behind the scences?

    That was some of the weakest shit I ever seen on this site and thats mostly because there was no comment section, but you leave plenty of space to talk about random bullshit, like Asher Roth or Nikki Menage and I see that the Eminem promotion has started on here too. I’ll be happy when I start seeing more effective hip hop journalism instead of promotional runs for artists, exspecially the ones that would have no buzz if it was not for a gradually dwindling XXL writers opinion.

    Oh yeah, KILLA, KILLA CAM BITCHES!

    • ocrise “oh christ”

      damn dr you aint never lie!

    • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

      def co-sign that shit homie. Having said that, I’d expect him to do about 85k.

      miles archer

  • Worley

    50K – 60K

  • General

    I really would be suprised if Cam did very good his first week…

    45K is where I see it topping out its first week.

  • http://www.gunrunnerzmixtapes.com gun

    Sorry. I think Cam is numberz are going to be 15K – 20K

  • Tony B

    10,000 or less. Cam can’t Rap or Produce. If the East coast don’t support him. Then he won’t sell. I been all around the world never nobody talk about this Pink Bitch! I am not sorry as Dipset. You owe me Money. you are going to pay me. I will take your Mule looking azz to Court.

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

      @ Tony B,

      Nigga, putting a ‘B’ @ the end of your name ain’t fooling anyone. That’s not going to throw off the bloodhounds. Dumb ass! Nobody here spells “ass” with Z’s except you, stupid.

      & nobody makes such ridiculous comments as you. You can modify your name, but your (lower) level of intelligence remains unscathed. You’re still diet tony, fucking nincompoop.

      I told you last week, change your name or stop commenting. I see your level of comprension now, with that duck sauce move. Lmao!

      Put that ‘B’ in your ass, shit-for-brains………

      • Detroit Draper1

        LMFAO that nigga tried to put the B there like noone would notice lol

      • giantstepp

        I spell ass with zz’s.

        Anyway, 55k for Cam.

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

          @ giantstepp

          My bad dude. I stand corrected. I figured someone would say that.

  • 92FS

    83,264

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

    35,000

    He gets no spins out here in L.A. I had to go online to fuck with his new shit.

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

      Yeah you right I haven’t heard any of his stuff over here either in the valley…but then again I don’t listen to the radio so I wouldn’t know LOL

      LMAO at “Diet Tony” that shit funny as hell!

      • $ykotic

        No caps for that guy E.

        Too much respect.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

    CAMRON WILL ONLY BUY 6K OF HIS OWN SHIT. . . SO I GOT 6001 ALBUMS HIS FIRST WEEK AND THAT WAS THE REST OF THE DIPSET GANG SKULL BIRDS THAT SPLIT AND MADE COPIES OFF THE 1…

  • gkid12345

    If he still got the camron/dipset followers behind him I say 45k

  • Plush

    82k first week….
    He gon get his guaranteed his solid 70k in NY,
    but his buzz beyond that aint huge….
    I’m from Indiana and niggas don’t even know he dropping..
    but I been rocking wit cam for minute and he still nice….So I’m copping…

  • Young History in the Making

    between 30-35k

  • Broke Iz A Disease

    “What these artists eat dont make none of you shit.”

    Preach on Bruh…..

  • TheSoIcyBoy

    probably between 55k-68k

  • http://xxlmag.com Shawty Reg

    Well I know he gonna get at least 1 from me!!

    But I’ll have to say 100k+

    Da Underdoggs……google em!! HOODSTAR the movement

  • http://www.thisis50.com Cedric Hill

    18,000-25,000

  • Avenger XL

    I don’t know but I bet it out does cappadonna you celeb obsessed bioootches.

    25 to 50K

  • link da mastermind

    i dont think he’s gonna sell as much on this one. i think “Come Home With Me” was his best album. i listened to “Crime Pays”, he could have came harder then that.

  • oskamadison

    30k. Ain’t nobody sellin’ albums right now Gold is the new double platinum. If Em pushes 2 mil, he should consider himself lucky.

  • http://xxl ryan

    well i jus bought the album n listening 2 it now. so i know he got one. the intro is hot. back 2 the sells shit. i would lik 2 see him sell lik jadakiss becuz i love original rappers dat bend there back 2 please these wack ass fans.
    over 110,000. dis proves crime pays

  • The_Truth

    ***YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!***

    45K.

    Little promotion. . .hardly ANY buzz. . .not very visible publicly.

    40-45k tops.

  • kelito-vision

    60K

  • latino heat

    about 40,000 if he’s lucky. he has NO buzz out here in the Bay Area. i’m probably the only one out here that’s gonna buy it.

  • mike

    Little over a hundred thousand units. He’ll sell more than Jimmy and Roth, less than Jada and Ross. I want it to be alot less but there are alot of dipset fans out there unfortunately.

  • KGK20

    Killa Cam is viscous. Jada and Officer Rawse are both signed to Def Jam, and everyone knows that Def Jam just buys there own shit so that it looks as though the albums are preforming. Killa might not do those numbers, but he clearly hasn’t spent as much as they did on promotion. A few low budget videos and banner on XXL and Worldstarhiphop.com isn’t much. So, even if only does jimmy jones numbers he’ll be caked up. He’ll at least sell 50k just from Dipset Stans, but to reach 100k (New Platinum) he’ll be relying on Nahright.com, his internet buzz, the xxl mag cover, and the Dipset controversy. It’s gonna be hard but if he sells 100k he’ll have the King of New York crown that he tried to snatch from old ass Jay, but fell short during the Killa Season era.

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    105 agreed.

  • taito

    600,000

  • sales

    camron has been gone for a minute now, he’s back he worked all the hood dvd markets,all the rap websites the mixtape sectors addressed why he was gone,dipset issues and got 4 hot songs he released from his album with cost effective videos(10,000 or less for each video)plus the cover of XXL with an outlined article in the magazine plus street hype and crossover anticipation! I predict between 80,000-90,000

  • http://xxlmag james

    camron 80-90,000

  • http://xxl tim

    camron has been gone for a minute now, he’s back he worked all the hood dvd markets,all the rap websites the mixtape sectors addressed why he was gone,dipset issues and got 4 hot songs he released from his album with cost effective videos(10,000 or less for each video)plus the cover of XXL with an outlined article in the magazine plus street hype and crossover anticipation! I predict between 80,000-90,000

  • SidoFan

    55k

  • shone jones

    15K

  • Agee

    65,000 Im about to but it from itunes. 65,001

  • Mikey F Baby

    Just bought my copy. Hope he does massive numbers. Killa!

  • jbird

    Yall know he gonna do 80K+ first week. Killa is the man homey! Dip Dip Dip Set minus Jenny and Jewz!!! Ha Jewz, cuz he is a fucking Jew. Cam ain’t no Weezy, but I’d cop that Killa way the fuck before I’d cop that Skittles, er I mean MM.

  • D of L.A.

    43 – 55K

  • BIGNAT

    cam doing between 40k-80k

    • BIGNAT

      the album is way better than i thought it was going be i got my copy. i upgrade my comment 60k-100k

  • October Assassin

    Killa is great…..
    100,000 copies in the first week.

  • BIG RON

    i say around 37k cam been away to long his corny ass boy jen jones thought he would sell with cats holding him down on his couple of warm singles but he didn’t sell shit !!!!!

  • Mayor of Detroit

    Just copped this shit from Best Buy out in Southfield. This shit is hot like the PE 1 Mixtape. Cam gone be doing #’s boi. Detroit niggas fuks wit Cam all day. 7 Mile betta Mile

  • BMOREBOSS

    DAM u know something i just noticed XXL people??? THAT YAL AINT DO A REVIEW FOR KILLAS ALBUM…….BUT U DO ONE FOR JIMMY AND GIV HIM A GOOD ASS RATING WHEN I HEARD IS ALBUM AND THAT SHIT IS GARBAGE!!! BUT U DONT EVEN DO A REVIEW ON KILLA??? DAMM I KNOW NOW THAT JIMMY MUST HAVE HIS CREW ON THIS STAFF HAHAHAHAHA THATS OBVIOUS NOW…. JUST WANTED TO COMMENT ON THAT SHIT AND FEEL FREE TO RESPOND BACK…. O yea and he will do about 70,000 at least. maybe 65,000 between those numbers. i hope he goes number 1 rap album though and does over 100,000 like my fav rapper jada but hes on a independ label. so i say about 65k to 70. that will be good for his situation. but if he does 100,000 on a independent den damm this nigga changed da game

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

    52.5k

  • $ykotic

    58k.

  • JUELZ

    2 copies he’s GAAAAARRRRRBAGGGGGE

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

    I’ll say 45k

  • NAWLEDGE

    0.1K

  • petrick

    120

  • brand-new

    lucky to hit 75k

  • http://xxl tim

    cam is good for between 75-85,000 watch and see! killa cooking up,I hate my job,I use to get it in ohio,cookies and apple juice!!!!!!!!!

  • Emperor Doom

    “Cam’Ron will move 70,000 alone In NYC”

    co-sign on that.

  • young_fane

    Mayne, First off, Im glad my nigga Killa Joffy Joe back!!! New York need niggaz like Cam, Jada, Nas, Jay, and dem to regain some balance back in da game… Im a Midwest nigga so, we need some mo clout to, but I grew up off dat OG NY shit… Nas, Jay, BIG, all dat… I coped every Jada before the new one, they was all fire, so fuck it, I coped the new boy 2… Definetly satisfied, might I add… But as far as a prediction… Even doe the game fucked up right now, Killa got clout out here in the Midwest, East Coast got em, the South fuck wit him to my knowledge, not to sure about the West…. Ima say….

    50,000 to 100,000!!!!

    Big numbers, I kno…. But I been coppin mo CD’s now a dayz, hopefully the rest of the world starts bein real, and respectin niggaz hustle’z…. DIP-SET BITCH…..1000

    • jbird

      Midwest? You gotta be on that Do Or Die then. I’m out here in MidWildWest and we get down on that Belo Zero, AK, Nard!!! Free Belo!!!

  • Rex Banner

    I’m a huge cam fan and I bought the album but on some real shit, he will probably do like 20k. I seriously hope I am wrong because its a hot album

  • dats dat

    im predictin 50k. nothing more than that

  • Babi the BOy wonder

    i bought cams album today, and i think that his album is pretty bangin, songs like “spend the night” and “i hate my job” are hella sick ass songs, i also bought the asher, rick ross, & jadakiss albums and i think that cams is way better than anyothers, im gonna be surprised if he doesnt make more than 65K

  • BGZ

    Pro’ly less than Jimmy… (no hatin’)

  • Ali

    17K

  • g-beat

    94k

  • merchandise

    all i gotta say iz flop lol this nigga didnt make enough of a buzz to sell alot. and i am just tellin the truth not hating on this nigga. but just check out how much his last ablum sold like 70k the first weekend so u know its goin to be lower than that.lol

  • ran

    more than jim jones

  • Galice

    elventy-billion colanuts, who the fuck cares

  • Knotez

    hes Gonna sell More than Jimmy-

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  • Wesley

    233,000 – easy

  • Tice

    Honestly, i dont think cam will sell that much. i got the album and that shit is tight. nowadays, people dont even buy albums cause somebody is leaking they shit on the internet weeks ahead of the release date (with the exception of lil wayne) its a quality album and the game needs cam back so im just glad he came out. i think it’ll be a jumpstart for the east coast to rise again. the east needs to go back to just doing them and not try to conform to sounding like the south. if i want to hear the south imma buy they music.

  • I-10

    2000-3000

  • Nate

    It’s just a guess right? So my “guess” is

    I will take the under of 45K. If it has decent to good magazine reviews and buzz then Em’s album will help keep getting him more sales and less of a decline in subsequent months.
    When the Em fans fill up the stores then Cam might grab some runoff sales like wingmen pick up the runoff girls that hang with the hot one.

  • Nate

    Maybe I’m wrong. Cam feeding a steady diet of cookies and apple juice for all the lil schoolgirl rap kids.

  • Slient-J

    150-200 thousand tops

  • K.BOOKSMARTZ

    MOMMAHOUSE 1056 PRODUCER FROM PHILLY “HOOVE DA MOOVE I HEARD CAM ABOUT TO SIGN HIM GO CHECK HIM OUT HE REALLY GOT A MOVEMENT GO ON ..IF SO CAM IS A SMART NIGGA http://www.myspace.com/mommahouse1056

  • DUDE

    44,000 TOPS PROJECT WAS NOT PROMOTED GOOD AT ALL….NO TV APPEARANCES NO PUSH AT ALL……THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS GONE AS FAR AS ALBUM SALES….SINGLES ARE MORE LUCRATIVE

  • LondonLegend

    I just copped the Album hre in London – England, its a good look..

    i’d say around 80k

  • Southernstyles

    101,500

  • anthony

    im not a fan of cam’ron and nver will until he shows better..
    so im thinking

    80 in one week

  • john

    man, what the fuck is clovito on?!!?

    its between 40k-50k. check hitsdailydouble.com

  • blicka617

    Cam’ron is gonna sell 207,000 first week and its gonna land on the number one spot in billboard top 200 JUST WATCH

  • lexx

    117 k

  • jprint24

    first week sales don’t matter to soulja boy (46K) but now has major hits that have BEEN big down south just not gettin up north b/c it has to grow on people outside the region … its all about grass roots movement being strong and slowly growing. IF he has NYC backin him AND they keep pushin the rest of the country WILL follow in a few months when NYC has long since grown tired of that preschool snack turned grown up metaphor.

    When is Juelz droppin?<—-**smh**

    Is Cookies and Apple Juice going to have an OJ and Gucci remix lol?

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