It appears Kanye West will reclaim his throne at the top of charts.
According to early projections reported by HitsDailyDouble, Ye's Jesus Is King album will rake in between 225,000-275,000 units within its first week; 60,000-85,000 of those units will come from traditional sales. If these figures are correct, Jesus Is King will easily lead the Billboard 200 chart, and secure Kanye's ninth No. 1 solo album. His last effort was 2018's Ye, which moved 208,000 units. It's also worth noting that Jesus Is King spans 11 tracks while Ye only has eight, which could explain the wide gap.
HHD points out that Jesus Is King is currently occupying the top 10 slots on the Apple Music song charts; the "Jesus Is Lord" track sits at the No. 13, preceded by Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me" and Travis Scott's "Highest in the Room," at No. 11 and No. 12, respectively. The album has also been dominating the U.S. Spotify charts, taking nine of the top 10 positions.
Stay tuned as we receive more information about the project's first-week sales.