Bad News For 50Cent!!!

50 Cent’s “Before I Self Destruct” album is set to debut at second position due to poor album sales (the album should be in the 140-160,000 range, although 50’s sales are hard to forecast due to the early iTunes release last week). In all, this is bad news for 50 cent and Interscope since the album is projected to sell less than 200k in its first week.

Previous releases by 50 Cent recorded mega first week sales. “Get Rich or Die Trying” (2003) sold 872,000 copies in its first four days of release, “The Massacre” (2005) sold 1.14 million  copies in its first four days of release and “Curtis” (2007) sold 691,000 copies in its first week of release.

In other news, Hits Daily Double projections, based on one day sales, forecast the Mayer album debuting atop the charts with about 275,000-300,000 units moved. The figure will give Mayer’s album a clear advantage over crowded competition from new albums and holdovers.

Joining 50 Cent on the disappointing front, however, is Leona Lewis. Her “Echo,” sans a mega-hit single like “Bleeding Love” or the fairly successful “Better in Time,” will debut with just 60-65,000.

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