Future and Juice WRLD may just be the ones to knock A Star Is Born off of its perch atop the Billboard charts. Hits Daily Double is projecting that the pair's new collaborative album WRLD on Drugs could move the equivalent of 105,000 album sales with up to 10,000 of those units coming from physical sales. The smash-hit remake's soundtrack has remained above 100,000 equivalent units for two straight weeks, but a dip could leave Future and Juice with the top spot.
No one else is particularly close to Future and Juice's projected sales this week with Khalid expected to pull in 45,000 equivalent units (12,000 from sales) and Lil Yachty's Nuthin' 2 Prove netting 23,000 (10,000 from sales). Outside of hip-hop, the Led Zeppelin worshipping rockers Greta Van Fleet are expected to move 75,000 equivalent units, with an impressive 70,000 of those coming from physical sales.
The emo-leaning rapper Juice WRLD has been ascendant throughout 2018, landing feature after feature on projects from artists like Travis Scott and Yachty. He appears on one of the albums he's competing with this week, guesting with Yachty for the Nuthin' track "Yacht Club." He's clearly primed for wider success.
Beyond the album with an A-lister like Future, WRLD has started making appearances well outside hip-hop circles. He recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform his Goodbye & Good Riddance track "Lucid Dreams." And rather than go the pot-stirring and confrontational route of his generational peers, WRLD perked up a ton of old-head ears when he freestyled for nearly an hour over a medley of Eminem hits.