Jadakiss On Pace To Sell Over 100K In First Week

Jadakiss is poised to move an impressive total of at least 100,000 units of his third album, The Last Kiss, in its first week on the charts, according to projections from HitsDailyDouble.com. [View XXL Staff Predictions Here]

The Def Jam rapper, who celebrated the release of his new album by bringing out Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz during a New York concert last Wednesday (April 8), is slated to fill the number three slot on this week’s SoundScan report arriving on Wednesday. Down the charts is another offering from a New York rapper, with Mims on track to sell between 10-15,000 copies of his latest album, Guilt.

No estimates were given for the second-week totals of last week’s chart debuts from U.G.K., Flo Rida, and Bow Wow, but expect significant drop-offs given the current sales climate.- Devin Chanda

  • Mika

    Hats off to Jada !

    • joe p

      big ups to jada …

  • megagavelli

    i grew up and jada, and i respect him…but why does he consistently get passes for trying so hard to crossover?!

    i mean they really pull out all the stops for him every time,–to be honest; based on the painfully premeditated way in which all of his albums attempt to crossover, you could call jada the most commercial rapper of all time…

    my point is that, he needs to understand that his monotone nyc hood flow is always only going to appeal to a certain male demographic no matter whether he gets mariah carey again or in this case neyo or whomever…having said that, he would outsell all of his previous efforts by holding down his true fans and making a street classic…

    just my personal opinion…

    • ole dirty marmot

      I work with a dude that’s been saying that for over 6 years,but his supporters don’t seem to agree nor care…

      • Worley

        Co-sign Mega. That album is commercial trash. Download the Kiss My Ass mixtape instead. That’s the Jada we know and love.

    • Enlightened

      That’s some real talk right there

  • DV8

    Good for Jada….it would have been a bad look if he was outsold by the likes of Jim Jones and FloRida

  • BGZ

    I ain’t bought it yet, is it worth the money?

    • iLL_G

      sorry but thats a NO. Beats are terrible they dont even go along with his voice. Like ppl above me said, its SUPER COMMERCIAL!

      Bring back the days of TONY D!!! we miss you TONY, we feel you even more now that you’re gone, and it hurts that we wont ever get a path making artist like urself again.

      Yea u heard that OPP by nauthy by nature. That was originally TONY D’s track!!! They stole it!!! Yet went to become rich because of that ONE SONG!!! and that was TONY’s beat never forget that!!! RIP TONY D

  • zood

    I was hoping he would beat 100k, glad to know he did. Way better than Jim Jones!

  • The_Truth

    ***I’ve had the CD early, and I pass it up to listen to the new UGK. . .I’m sorry, but CD wasn’t at all what I thought it would be. Plain and simple, too many features.

    I challenge someone to count the tracks with features vs. Jada solo (remember,it’s HIS album!). . .Jada does his thing, but it’s watered down.

    Worth downloading, that’s it.

  • http://xxl All Dae

    Jada’s label is practicaly begging us to buy his album. since when is a rapper almost making it news? How come we weren’t given how many units were sold already to confirm the claim he’s close to 100 thou?

    Impressive total? You might as well pat Jada on the head…good job.

  • DETROIT

    but isn’t new york rap supposed to be dead?

    • http://none mike

      Not dead….on life support….

  • ole dirty marmot

    NY rap ain’t dead it’s on life support.Like that Sprewell sweater he rockin.

  • k.ing

    that’s better than 90 % of the south’s first week… plus i sware def jam be buyin albums…

  • http://xxlmag jb

    I’m happy for him! I thought he was gonna sell less. I’m going to cop the album 2day. NY stand up!
    http://www.myspace.com/lidujay

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    IT’S A DOPE ASS CD, I COPPED THE 1ST DAY IT CAME OUT. IT JUST SHOWS THAT IT IS STILL HOPE FOR REAL HIP HOP TO SURVIVE. XXL MAG USED TO BE THE SHIT, NOW IT’S TURNING INTO REAL LIFE SHIT!
    THE #’S YOU HAD THIS CD DOING BASED ON YOUR STAFF’S OVERALL PREDICTION’S WERE WAY LOWER THAN YOUR PROJECTED #’S FOR MS. JENNY JONES NOT TO MENTION YOU GAVE MR.NANANANA AN XL RATING. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE RATING YOU GIVE JADAKISS. AS FOR THE PEOPLE SAYING DEF JAM IS BUYING THE CD’S, IF IT WAS THAT EASY TO BOOST ARTIST’S SALES EVERY LABEL WOULD BE DOING IT! 50 CENT SAID THE SAME CRAP WHEN HE GOT MOPPED BY KANYE WEST IN THEIR SALES BATTLE. HE SWORE THE NEXT 2 WEEKS AFTER 1ST WEEKS SALES THAT KANYE’S #’S WOULD DROP BY 70-80%. LAST I CHECKED THAT CD SOLD OVER 3 MILLION COPIES WHILE CURTIS TOOK HOW LONG TO FINALLY GO PLATINUM 2-3 MONTH’S MAYBE.

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’09!!

    • DADE COUNTY 305

      50 KILLED THAT NIGGA YE OVERSEAS! THATS WHERE THE REAL MONEY IS. THATS WHY MJ ALWAYS TOUR OVER THERE. THE AMERICAN DOLLAR AINT SHIT.

  • cold

    let’s go jada !

  • giantstepp

    I fucks with Jada. But I just dont get celebrating 100k 1st week sales as a success. I guess it is by todays standards, but Im use to rappers blowing it out the box 1st week in my era (the 90′s) and that makes it hard to respect those numbers. I do realize that technology plays a role in the low numbers, but still…

  • $ykotic

    Damn. I said 78k!

    The chicks like this album!

    Them Mims #’s looking anorexic….

  • Nate

    It’s not trash or commerical just because it sounds good, the rhymes are nice and the beats are nice. There is one song that sucks because he did the thing where you put Lil Bitch on for sales. Mary J. is not trash, and most hip hop fans have always been down with Nas, Ghostface, Raekwon, Styles, and Swizz. The only thing I hate is his trademark sound at the start of songs which doesn’t attract new fans or make you want to hear his music.

    Kanye’s last album was commerc. trash
    Lil Wayne, etc, etc.

    Not Jada. I like Styles more, but Jada crafted a good album here.

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    Thats whats up. Can you believe that?

  • Mike

    Yo Big Ups to Jada but The album was wack to me He had to many guest appearance, and the beats were mediocre. I was checkin for that vintage Jada you like the mid 90′s Kiss.. I still cop the album doe, I’m suprised he creepin up on 100k but dispite my harsh criticism Kiss still Got the best Album out easily this year as far as mainstream Rappers go.

  • balaramesh

    @megagavelli,

    you nearly nailed it. jada is making tons on contrived commercial hits. which is really no different that most rappers.

    it’s a great day when jada outsells the first week debuts of flo rida, mims, and bow wow. now, jada needs to get a 1/4th of the ringtone sales that those people get.

  • TOCHEI99P

    JUST LIKE I SAID! OVER 100K!. IN THE SALES PREDICTION ARTICLE. WILL MAKE IT TO 500K+. GOOD SHIT .

  • gkid12345

    Thats wuts up, its better than 40-50k.

  • Stevie B

    I dont know why so many people dont like the Kiss album its fire to me. At first I was not even thinkin about it but when I saw it I copped it I was very pleased honestly. I dont know why people want to hear mixtape material all day. I love mixtapes I have too many of them im talkin goin back to the cassette era but damn yall dont like album cuts?

  • What the ?

    Respect Kiss, finally a rapper that can actually spit sold some records. Isn’t that how it should always be ? apparently not.

  • Mpho

    I swear to god niggas will hate on everything.. You guys don’t understand that Jada is tryna appeal to the masses on this album, people need to understand that if Jada put out a album with street shit only he wouldn’t sell shit, coz niggas don’t buy cd’s like that.. He had street shit, commercial shit and club shits on there.. most Jada fans hate that song with that JUICE nigga, but guess what it’s poppin in the South..

    Fans is some greedy ass niggas

  • Devon

    I hope he does well please dont be another new jack city part 2

  • Nefarious

    last week when they poised the question, i said at least 100K… Score one for real emceeing

  • Anti-Mainstream

    Co-sign with Mpho! In an era were 99% of shit that comes out sucks I think Jada’s new album is pretty solid, and probably the best album to come out of NY since the heavily slept on album by Ghostface in 2006 titled Fishscale!

  • makaveli1671

    You niggaz need to fuckin DIE!….If this album sucks then the carter three is the best album ever.lol(even if Wayne did murk jada on his own shit…I Really hated to admit that)…..Yall same muthafucka’s prolly think Gucci Man is a lyricists LOL…It’s easily the best shit out so far this year besides that Saigon shit All In A Day’s Work….If you dont support this album YOU A BITCH! BEGIN HATE SEQUENCE NOW BITCHES!

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