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Gucci Mane Projected to Sell 85-90K in First Week

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane is on track to lead the rap pack on The Billboard 200 charts next week, according to’s one-day sales projections.

The industry insider estimates that the ATL trap star’s new LP, The State Vs. Radric Davis, will move around 85,000 to 90,000 units in its first week on shelves. The album, which is Gucci’s first major label effort, features cameos from such big names as Usher, Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and Rick Ross, among others. The Warner Bros. artist is believed to land one notch below Chris Brown’s new album, Graffiti, which is expected to sell between 120,000 to 130,000.

Other new additions to the charts next week include discs by Snoop Dogg, B.G., Timbaland and Clipse. Snoop is currently on par to scan about 55,000-60,000 of his tenth studio solo album, Malice N Wonderland. B. Gizzle’s Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood is projected to sell around 40-50K, Timbo’s Shock Value II is believed to fall somewhere between 35,000 and 40,000 and the Virgina duo’s Til the Casket Drops is looking to fall at about 30-35K.

Stay tuned to next Wednesday to get the official Nielsen SoundScan sales figures. —Max G

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