Future Projected to Debut High on the Charts with "EVOL"
Thought it was a drought? Dryness is the last thing Future has to worry about with his music, the rapper has been putting out a stream of steady releases for the bulk of the past two years. His latest album, EVOL, serves as the Atlanta crooner's eighth project since April 2014. In similar fashion to his last two commercial releases (DS2, What a Time to Be Alive), EVOL is expected to make a big impact on the charts.
According to Hits Daily Double, EVOL will sell an estimated 145-150k SPS (sales plus streaming) copies in its first week, with 110-115k in pure album sales. If true, the project will debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, marking Future's third time entering the chart at its peak position. These numbers are about the same as his last solo record (DS2, final first week sales of 150,000 SPS, 126,000 pure), yet a major drop from his What a Time collaborative mixtape with Drake (334,000 pure, 375,000 SPS).
However, the rapper's sales will outshine the likes of some of music's greats, including Elton John (projected 58-63k pure, 60-65k SPS) and Rihanna (65-70k SPS, 40-45k pure) who although debuted her new album, ANTI, two weeks ago, had only release it in physical form on Friday. EVOL will also surpass this weeks other Hip-Hop debuts by a landslide, with Wiz Khalifa's Khalifa expected to move about 55-60k SPS units, while Young Thug's I'm Up EP treads far behind with a mere 17-20k units projected.
Will you be picking up Future's latest release? Stream it exclusively on Apple Music and decide for yourself.