It looks like Def Jam rookie Jeremih is on track to lead the hip-hop and R&B pack on next week’s Nielsen SoundScan.

According to projections from industry insider hitsdailydouble.com Jeremih’s self-titled disc is set to sell between 45,000 and 50,000 in its first week. On the flip side, both Brooklyn rapper Maino’s long delayed debut, If Tomorrow Comes…and Ace Hood’s Ruthless are set to land in the 18-23K range.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com on Wednesday (July 8) morning to get the official sales figures.

In related news Maino stopped by the XXL offices yesterday where he engaged in a pushup competition with online news editor Jesse Gissen. [Watch Below to see who wins] –Elan Mancini