Rick Ross made a cinematic return with his highly anticipated Port of Miami 2. Despite wowing listeners with immaculate beat selection and well-placed features, Rozay may come up short in the race for this week's crown.
According to Hits Daily Double, Port of Miami 2 is expected to generate between 70,000-80,000 in album equivalent units (13,000-15,000 albums sold). If this proves to be true, Renzel will fall behind Slipknot's We Are Not Your Kind, which is projected to pull in 100,000-120,000 in total activity (90,000-100,000 albums sold). Although he may not debut at the top of the charts, Ross and Epic Records can find solace in the fact Slipknot's had a five-year gap since their last album, and their new one was also packaged in a ticket bundle for their upcoming tour. The band received an extra boost from the release of their music being paired with the premiere of Amazon's hit show The Boys.
Following Rick Ross and Slipknot is the talented Trippie Redd. Redd's ! is projected to collect 45,000-55,000 in total activity with 1,000-2,000 coming from albums sold. Although this will be a drop off from the 72,000 album equivalent units moved by his previous project, ! is predicted to chart higher than Life's a Trip. Redd's 2018 debut album entered the charts at No. 4 while ! will likely make its introduction at No. 3.