Last week, Rae Sremmurd released their ambitious triple-album SR3MM. With the record's 27-track length, it was assumed the brothers would debut pretty high on the Billboard 200, and now we have an indication of what to expect thanks to Hits Daily Double. Despite the length of the LP, making for more album equivalent units than your usual release, Rae Sremmurd have some tough competition from Leon Bridges' latest, Good Thing, as well as Shinedown's Attention Attention.
As HDD reports, SR3MM is due to come in at the end of the week with 55,000-60,000, with only 7,000-8,000 of those predicted to be pure sales. (Shinedown are also in that 55-60K turf.) While it's perhaps a little less than initially expected from the "Black Beatles" hitmakers, it's an improvement over SremmLife 2, which only managed to hit 30,000 during its first week.
SR3MM probably is not going to hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, with Bridges likely to come in with 57,000-62,000, with a mind-blowing 52,000-57,000 of pure sales. While SR3MM could come in higher than predicted, it is worth noting that Rae Sremmurd's albums historically tend to have legs, picking up more plays as singles like "Black Beatles," "Throw Sum Mo," and "Swang" start to burn hotter and receive audaciously dope videos.