Drake and Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ to Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200
What a year to be dropping albums on little or no notice. Drake and Future's surprise album What A Time To Be Alive is expected to debut at No. 1 when the Billboard 200 is revealed. According to HitsDailyDouble, the joint mixtape, released via YMCMB/Republic/Epic, pulled in a whopping 379,000 units sold. That's below initial projections of 500K, but good enough take over on top of the totem pole.
Mac Miller's album GO:OD AM suffered from bad timing by being pitted up against the dream team of Aubrey and Hendrix at the last minute. His project looks to come in at the No. 3 spot with 78,000 units sold behind Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Honeymoon which will debut at No. 2 with 111K.
Was there any doubt that Drizzy current XXL cover boy Future's collaboration would do numbers? As soon as rumors started to circulate that the two frequent collaborators might be putting out a full-length project, the Web Wide Web went nuts. After it dropped, people proceeded to go ham on social media. This is the second No. 1 entry on the Billboard 200 this year alone for both artists. Back in February, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late debuted at No. 1 after pushing 495,000 units in three days. Future's Dirty Sprite 2 dropped in July and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 151,000 equivalent album units sold.
Next week, look out for numbers from releases from 2015 XXL Freshman Fetty Wap and Casey Veggies.