Here Are the First Week Sales Projections for Eminem, N*E*R*D, and G-Eazy

This week saw a considerable amount of releases in the hip-hop realm, from Eminem's highly anticipated ninth studio album Revival and G-Eazy's third studio album The Beautiful & Damned, to Jeezy's Pressure. Though we still have a bit of time before the official numbers come in, HITS Daily Double has released its projections for what those numbers will look like.

Unsurprisingly, Eminem is projected to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Charts with an estimated 280-300k total units moved.

G-Eazy's The Beautiful & Damned isn't too far behind with 135-155k. Jeezy's Pressure, which is stacked with features from Diddy , 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, Kodak Black, Trey Songz, Kendrick LamarJ. Cole and more, is projected to move 55-65k while the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is also dominating the box office, comes in fourth on the list with  38-44k. 

N*E*R*D's fifth studio album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES rounds it off with 16-21k. The project boasts features from FutureRihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and more. 

G-Eazy will head on the road beginning in February to support his newly released album. The tour, in which he will be accompanied by Trippie Redd, Phora, and Anthony Russo, will kick off in Houston. Check out dates below. 

The Beautiful & Damned Tour Dates
Feb. 15 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Feb. 17 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Feb. 18 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Feb. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
Feb. 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
Feb. 28 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 1 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
March 3 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center
March 6 – Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center
March 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium at St. Paul RiverCentre
March 9 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
March 13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel March 14 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
March 16 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
March 17 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
March 18 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
March 20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

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Jeezy has a lot of talented friends, and it looks like the whole crew will be making cameos on his upcoming album Pressure.

The 13-track record has almost as many guest appearances as it does songs. Get ready for drop-ins by Diddy, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, Kodak Black, Trey Songz and more. Then of course, there’s an eagerly awaited collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole called “American Dream.” 

Jury’s still out on how big Cole and Kendrick’s contributions are, but we’re definitely on team #fullverseplease. 

Fans have been keeping their fingers crossed for a Cole/Kendrick joint album for like… ever, but this summer TDE co-president Terrence “Punch” Henderson​ crushed our dreams, tweeting that the record would “probably never” happen. Ouch. That being said, “American Dream” may be fans’ next-best-thing.

Pressure drops December 15 on Def Jam, but you can already listen to two tracks from the LP: “Bottles Up with Diddy and “Cold Summer with Tee Grizzley.

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Drake and company took to Toronto tonight to put on their eighth annual OVO Fest. The show took place in Toronto and saw performances from Partynextdoor, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, Dvsn, and the anointed one himself, the ruler of the dominion known as the 6ix, Drake. OVO boss Drizzy also took the opportunity to announce that he is at work on a new album. The project will most likely be out next year. 

In the eight years of OVO fest, there have been plenty of surprise guests. Back in 2011, Drake brought out the legend known as Stevie Wonder. The superstar performed a medley of “I Wish,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” and “Superstitious.” Rick Ross and the Weeknd also performed at the show that year.

In 2014  Lauryn Hill blessed the stage to perform her songs “Ready or Not” and “Lost Ones” and was joined by Drake to perform “Doo Wop” and “Draft Day.” Kanye West was in attendance in 2013 to perform “New Slaves” and “All of the Lights.” 

At the first annual OVO Fest, back in 2010, Drake had Eminem and Jay Z come out. 

For the latest OVO fest, which took place on August 7 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Drake did it big by performing atop a replica of Toronto's famous CN Tower, impressively recreating the cover of his album Views. Drizzy also brought out Cardi B, who performed her hit track “Bodak Yellow.” Drake also had previous nemesis Tory Lanez come out to perform his “Controlla” remix. ​Oh, and if that wasn't enough Migos, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, French Montana, The Weeknd, Nelly, and Rae Sremmurd all hit the stage at the star studded show. 

Check out some clips from the eighth annual OVO fest below. 

 

$$ so many stars ☄️⭐️☄️$$

A post shared by stewie (@stewlittle_30) on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:38pm PDT

 

$$ 6 GOD 🙏🏾$$

A post shared by stewie (@stewlittle_30) on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:29pm PDT

 

DRAKE BROUGHT OUT CARDI B IM NOT OKAY MY SOUL HAS LEFT MY BODY @champagnepapi @iamcardib #OVOFEST

A post shared by Aubzie ⁶🙏🏽 (@_ovo_drake_xo) on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:53pm PDT

 

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“I gotta get him,” Lanez says while filming the Holt Renfrew employee from his phone. “Look at his ass. Say hello. Yeah, we balled out your shit. We walked in the store…he ain’t think we was gonna buy nothing. We balled out his shit. We Gucci down. We Louis Vuitton down…”

Based on Lanez’s interaction with a fan asking about the incident, the rapper interpreted the employee’s alleged dismissive attitude as a disrespectful implication Lanez lacked the means to buy the luxury goods. Other tweets that are no longer available hint at Tory Lanez intending to drop the $35,000 at the store regardless and merely choosing a different employee to help with the transaction and possibly benefit from the commission on the sale.

“It’s not the fact that we spent $35K in there, we were already going there to do that. It’s the fact that HE didn’t get the percentage,” Tory tweeted.

DJ Akademiks ripped Tory Lanez’s now-deleted video and also captured one of the tweets explaining his rationale for still dropping five figures at an establishment he felt disrespected him.

 “I hope the coworker that got the commission was black, LMAO,” Twitter user @southernjawn said.

“He was,” Lanez replied, while adding a string of emojis.

Tory isn’t the first entertainer to go public with claims of a business allegedly discriminating against him despite enjoying the spoils of a rap career. In July of 2016, Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to call out Chicago sports bar Whirlyball. Chance told his followers the Whirlyball management “doesn’t know how to treat customers.”

“Don’t go to @WhirlyBall it’s very inaccessible if you’re black or friends with black people, they’ve clearly outlined in their dress code,” Chance added.

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Foolin' with mi foola

A post shared by Thumpy Johnson (@jeremih) on May 19, 2017 at 12:22am PDT

Partynextdoor and Jeremih didn't appear to be on the best of terms during their short stint of a joint tour last year. Eventually, Jeremih was removed from the tour entirely. 

In an interview with Complex back in February, Jeremih claimed to have never had any personal issues with Partynextdoor. Instead, Jeremih said, the tour disagreement was a bit more indirect. “I don't have no issues with Party,” he said. “That was my first tour, besides the J. Cole tour, that I had been on. There's a lot that I had to learn. And it was one of those things where our teams had differences, not necessarily me and him. Ain't nothing against me or Party right now.” In the same interview, Jeremih denied rumors that he had used a stunt double during the Houston date of the tour.

In a statement to Billboard following Jeremih's split from the Summer's Over tour last year, a Live Nation rep said they were “left with no other choice” but to continue the tour without him. “Live Nation's top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans,” the statement said. “With this in mind, we've decided it's best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately.”

Prior to the controversy, a collaborative album was said to be in the works. If Jeremih's Instagram post is any indication, maybe/hopefully we'll actually be getting that album soon.

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