Rick Ross Projected to Sell 170-180K in First Week

Rick Ross may dethrone Eminem from his top spot on The Billboard 200 sales charts next week. At least according to hitsdailydouble.com.

The industry insiders tabulated the first day sales of The Miami Boss’s fourth solo set, Teflon Don, and it seems as if Rozay is on track to sell around 170,000 to 180,000 units in his first week on shelves. If that number is correct, not only will the Def Jam rapper score his fourth consecutive No. 1 album on the charts, but he might have a shot at bumping Marshall Mathers from the No. 1 seat.

As of press time there are no projections available for Em’s numbers, but as reported earlier today, Recovery sold 195,000 units over the course of the last week.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com next Wednesday to get the official stats. —Elan Mancini

  • jburg

    For as much shit as he talks you would think he sales alot more than he does. Thats not a good look for such a hyped album.

    • theroach513

      does anyone else think its bull shit the fuckin album only had like 11 tracks on it wtf is that

      • jburg

        You can have a limited number of tracks on an album and still have a classic. Common’s “Be” for example only had only 11 tracks and is classic.

      • jburg

        Not in a million years calling this album a classic but there have been albums with tracks within that range that have been considered classic. Common’s “Be” only had 11 tracks and is a classic. Most artist go for a small tracklist to keep your attention. Thats why songs are usually only about 3 mins. You rarely get a great album that has over 15-16 tracks.

      • http://www.reverbnation/princepoetic the poet

        damn dawg…illmatic 10 joints….common be…12 tracks…blueprint “the first one” 13 tracks…great albums are not that long… pimpin

        • Casey

          BIG and Pac both put out double albums. Outkast made long solo albums through their whole career. If you have the mic presence, you can make long classic albums.

      • http://twitter.com/swaggbellamy Swagg Bellamy

        Yes that is really fucking gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy 11 SONGS ?! BUT ITS GOOD IN ITS ENTIRETY

    • stevie

      i think he will sell i btween 80k and 160k if he beats 50′s last album before i self distruct that will be halirous that only sold 164k in the 1st week I hate to say it but 50 is washed up

  • JC

    Rick Ross has to ultimately achieve MUCH better first week numbers than this in the future, if he wants to live up to the Def Jam greats like DMX, Jay-Z, Kanye and many others…but a solid start…living up to the Def Jam name is NO JOKE and the name holds weight like Oprah…LOL

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    Jerod says:

    Rick will do at least a milli the first week

    ^ u wuz way off homie.

    RR is doing his normal opening week average.

    • jburg

      $yk!! Whats good homie!!

      Dude had to have been joking, if Em didn’t sell a milli there wasn’t a snowballs chance in hell that Lawse was gonna do a mill. Did you get the album btw? I thought about it for the fact that it was 7.99 at best buy but figured i would just dub someones. Then again I don’t know anyone that bought or is gonna buy it.

      • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

        jb’z whaddupwitit?

        I already flipped my copy for ‘Pilot Talk’. TD is a good album though, just not the project I expected.

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    yeah, i thought he’d sell more but the album was dope so fuck it

  • DUDE

    slim shadey is almost 2x platnium…who cares about number 1 on billboard after 4 weeks of being on top…..officer ricky wont go gold in a year or more.

  • El Tico Loco

    Remember when 180k was good? But it had to be if you was selling from the trunk of the car? I’m telling ya’ll we are in some bizzarro rap world for real.

    And o yeah, I don’t care.

    • swype-matic

      I remember when 180K first week was good…back when Memphis Bleek was actually one hit away. (CLUE Clue clue!!!)

  • UK DON

    I rate Rick Ross, he got skillz and hes the only one really doin the so called “Grind” thing. His album will do well….Trust me

    • drox

      @ uk don
      hahahahaha… please keep those comments across the border and dont bring them down here!! ohhhh yeaa, YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE!!!

  • T

    I dnt trust u, u need more ppl……..

  • http://www.yahoo.com SC

    Im not gettin it I’ll get PILOT TALK before i get it. Curren$y way better and realer. Let me run down the list of people WILLIAM ROBERTS impersonates. “Scarface,Big Meech, Jon Gotti, Ricky Ross,Larry Hoover,B.I.G,Noreiega”…….
    Like for real do yaw not see how hes fake

    LISTEN to JEEZY’s “The Real BMF”

    It will tell you all you need to know MUSIC IS MUSIC……..REAL LIFE MUSIC is better

  • BeerGangsta

    It will sell 200k or more. It all depend on the haters!!

  • T

    ^ No it wont, he never has so why wud his 4th album do that, which isnt a commercial album lyk sum of his previous & it only has 11 tracks, while coming off all the lies he has fed the public, his career is done if 50′s is!

  • mikey

    eminem sold 190k last week, n now this fraud is suppose 2 sell 180k?? that number is to close. def jam is buying out this faud’s album’s 2 make sure he has a number 1

  • T

    ^ I wouldnt doubt that!

  • G Money

    Teflon Don is a solid album. You can hate on Rick Ross all you want but he is making good music. I never really listened to him, but it looks like he is growing as an artist. I haven’t seen a bad review yet, and it’s good to see people not buying into the “beef” hype. If you truly like rap music this album should be added to your collection.

  • T

    Its not solid & why do all his fans use the same defense, ”HE MAKES GOOD MUSIC”…………HAHAHA NO HE DONT, THATS LYK SAYIN GUCCI MANE OR SOULJA BOY MAKE GOOD MUSIC, OR EVEN WACKA FLOCKA LOL

  • http://www.yahoo.com SC

    ^^^^And thats the POINT……You say its GOOD music. OK if you believe that put the “BMF” song into account: BALLIN IN THE CLUB LIKE IM MEECHY NICCA POPPIN BOTTLES IN THE CLUB LIKE IM MEECHY……YEA we know BIG MEECH did that so did YOUNG JEEZY a REAL BMF NICCA who was side by side with MEECH poppin bottles and gettin money. SO why you say MEECH name in your song and then got the nerve to call it BMF…like for real thats YOUNG JEEZY shit thats his life in the club poppin bottles with MEECH ballin with MEECH….thats why he came out with “THE REAL BMF” you aint JEEZY you aint BIG you aint RICKY ROSS you WILLIAM ROBERTS…..TAMPON DON is FANASTY MUSIC so if you like FANTASY MUSIC buy the album…but if you like REAL LIFE MUSIC AND REAL GANGSTA MUSIC
    fuck with YOUNG JEEZY DA SNOWMAN REAL NICCA

  • swype-matic

    Wow, Drake and Eminem’s projected sells weren’t even out the day after their albums came out, is their some xxl columnist at every best buy/music chain outlet or what???

  • truthadeen

    THIS ALBUM IS 4 US REAL STREET NIGGAS AS 4 THE DUMMYS TALKN BOUT PILOT TALK BEIN BETTER THAN TEFLON DON THIS NIGGA CURRENSY WAS ON SOME STREET SHIT WHEN HE WAS CASH MONEY ALL OF SUMTIN HE TOOK A PLANE TO NEW YORK N KNOWN HE CROSSED OVR TO THE HIPSTER MOVEMENT!!!!U BACKPACK NIGGAS CRACK ME UP GO SMOKE A BEEDIE!THE BOSS IS KILLIN THEM FUCK U SQUARE ASS NIGGAS IT AINT 4 YALL!!!BUMP THAT WHITE BOY BACK 2 DRUGVILLE ROZAY 200 IS GOOD 4 A NIGGA TALKIN STREET TALK ONCE AGAIN IF U AINT N THE STREET THIS CD AINT 4 U!!!TALK HEAVY ROZAY

    • CURRENT C

      YOU SOUND STUPID AS FUCK. GO TAKE A CLASS, SPECIAL ED.

    • Anonymous

      a notorious liar and exposed fraud makes raps for real street nigguz? stop it 5

    • smh

      smh at the dumb ass nigga sayin TEFLON DON is an ALBUM 4 the streets… so its cool for a correctional OFFICER 2 make songs for the streets??? who never was in the streets who never did aw street shit well i guess he did cause he was to busy making sure they was on lockdown smh at niggas thinkin ROSS is REAL!!! nigga u better start listenin 2 real music pac big dmx 50′s get rich or die tryin nas jigga (nothin after black album) etc cmon son please get yo shit right before u say some dumb ass shit u just said… a real street nigga knows when sumbody is real and u should know ross is fake (by the way this aint hater talkin is real talk 4 yo ass because is all documentred and ross finally ssaid he was a C.O. after a year of denying it) i think u need a new rap role model son

  • T

    Im in the streets but this aint 4 me so where’s ur logic??? Jeezy is harder & better, so its not for the streets nor anywhere else cept Ross stans that are delusional wen judging his music & lack of talent

  • cognacsippin

    I know that rozay is a fraud, but some of these beats go hard on this album

  • E-Hustle

    Can you e-thugs stop internet beefing with each other?
    Probably not, but anyways, Officer Ricky is using his promo marketing budget to get Defjam to scan his albums like DefJam has been known to do to boost fake ass sales figures.

    If this nigga sold 2 copies in 1 week and everyone else sold 1 Ricky would be yapping it up like he always does saying he is #1. LAME. Nigga cant go Gold for his life outside of his debut. Nigga will never see platinum.

    I dunno how yall can support a Correctional Officer fraud. SMH.

    EMINEM RECOVERY ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

    But once again, Officer Ricky pushes his shit to weeks when nothing else is coming out that is a major album release because he knows he would have no chance at number 1. EPIC FAIL!

  • General

    Damn, a lot of emotional clowns on here. Its actually pretty solid numbers and right in line with what he did with his last CD, even a little better…

    It will probably end the year in the top 10 for sales for Rap this year, 6 or 7th…

    Alot of hate…

    CD was actually on point

  • http://xxl joey

    eminem is going for his 5th week on the billboard as no.1 im not surprise that rick is going to sell that much in a week he has never sold 200,000 or more in his first week of sales his going to be no.2 on the billboard

  • the poet

    yall niggas on here know how the music industry is with the album sells…eminem is the exception because of his white audience & drake was a exception because of the hype around his album….170k is fuckin great for the climate of today….everybody dont do 500k they first week….except the fact that ross is doing it bigger (no pun intended) then everybody else so far this year….teflon don is a superior album to the music this year….who besides the two i mentioned earlier will do better in their first week???? nobody….myabe jeezy but his shit keep gettin pushed back so he coolin off

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  • http://www.myspace.com jhuntdaprodigy

    Teflon Don did have a big buzz, and those still aren’t half-bad opening numbers, hate on Ricky all u want! U can’t base buzz soley off rap blogs though, if Rozay had released Aston Martian Music as the first single, I bet that would’ve helped his crossover buzz

  • smashin

    170,000 suckers,rapping cop,pathetic.

  • E-Hustle

    @smashin,

    They say everyday a sucker is born. Must been about 170k straight days of dem fraud supports born everyday.
    Dem numbers is lame. You Officer Ricky supporters can spin this shit all you want. This joint is another flop and will never see Gold.

    RECOVERY MUVAFUKAZ!!

    • YOUR AN IDIOT

      Didn’t realize that they gave out plaques to people who listen to the music???? Who gives a fuck what it sells if you like the music. Now go back to your special ed class before the teachers notice your missing

    • Stan

      Recovery all day no album that ross could make can top em`s album… em is a monster and he spiting on these pussies before he eats them

  • DETROIT

    what up syk! aint been on here for a sec.

    Here’s what i have to say…Drake did like 400k his first week. you can’t compare ross to em, cuz em is white, but you can compare ross to drake. with all his radio play, p diddy dick ridin, and guest features on his album….180 isn’t very impressive. it’s not a flop, but he definately needs to stop all that “biggest artist in the game” talk.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      Detroit! What’s the word fam?

  • Gotta Wonder

    Hmmmm….If you dumb fucks focus on the music, you might could actually listen and decide for yourself. Instead judging the album off album sales, a lot of people slept on a lot of albums that should have blown up, all because you taking ya pussy ass friends opinion , or some ol’ bullshit ass Soundscan. Fuck all you pussy’s that judge music off album sales, your not listening, your just looking for numbers. “OH IF ITS SELLING THAT MANY IT MUST BE HOT” Dumb ass! I guess MC Hammer, and Vanilla Ice should be put in the list of Classic albums do to records sales huh? Stupid…

  • A G *****

    Every car in NY is blastin this nigga shit. Like it or not hoe niggas the man paid his dues and is reapin the benefits. Hes holdin down the streets you fuk boys. For Real I’m in the streets of NY and if niggas is blastin his shit more than fif than ……….

  • T

    ^Well Im not blasting him nor more than Fif! What u gonna jump off a bridge if others are doin it??? Be original, & NOT A FOLLOWER………..

  • kedordu

    deeper than rap was rickross vol 3 , then td is the dynasty the next one will be the classic . its a solid old school 4.5 /xl

  • milly mil

    honestly if you took the special appearences off the album then you would know Rick Ross is trash…and quite frankly Im tired off uneducated niggas calling themselves REAL NIGGAs look Ross aint making music for you he doin what the white man is telling him to do and while he does that they sweep under the rug all the bs he gave us about being real…(seriously how does it take 3 years to figure out a nigga worked in a jail) Music is how you percieve it and a nigga who speaks to me now is Jcole…fuk Rap