While Eminem is expected to cruise past the platinum mark come Wednesday (June 23) with his comeback disc, Relapse, according to chart projections from HitsDailyDouble, his Interscope labelmates the Black Eyed Peas are set to grab the top spot.
BEP’s latest album, The E.N.D., is expected to debut on the charts with estimates as high as 215,000 – 250,000 units moved, on the strength of the hit single and remix favorite, “Boom Boom Pow.”
Other hip-hop debuts include crooner Pleasure P, with about 40,000 copies sold and Crooklyn dodger Mos Def, expected to scan 30,000 copies of his latest eclectic offering, The Ecstatic.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com for the official Nielsesn SoundScan stats this Wednesday. – Devin Chanda