With the release late last week of Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift and Nas’s The Lost Tapes 2, it will be be a big week for R&B and hip-hop albums.
Lion King: The Gift, inspired by the Disney film, features Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino. The album is set to move 50-70k copies in the first week with 13-18k out of that coming from pure sales. This should make it a strong contender for the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart next week
The Lost Tapes 2 features songs that did not make the cut on Nas’s past few LPs. It features production from RZA, Pharrell, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, No I.D., Pete Rock, Hit-Boy and more. The New York legend’s album is on pace to do 17-20k copies (5-7k pure sales)
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