Justin Bieber ended his four year-long hiatus from releasing albums by putting out album number five, Changes, on Friday. Joining him in finally putting out a highly anticipated project was A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, who released Artist 2.0.
Some early first week projections are out for both releases. Bieber is set to take the #1 spot with 270k–320k total sales and 185k-210k of that number coming from pure sales which is mainly fueled by a ticket bundle he is offering for his upcoming tour which kicks off May 14 in Seattle.
Meanwhile, A Boogie is set to sell a very respectable 110k–130k copies of his album, with just 1k-3k coming from pure sales. That is no surprise as he’s a very streaming friendly artist. The New York crooner will earn a #2 spot on the Billboard 200 next week behind Bieber.
Be sure to check back throughout the week as numbers get updated.