Gorillaz will challenge Kendrick's No. 1 spot.
Last Friday gave us quite a few big releases, and the projections are now rolling in.
As HipHopnMore points out, HDD predicts that Gorillaz' comeback album Humanz is set for a big week. The album is expected to move between 95 and 100,000 album equivalents units, 85-90,000 of those coming through in traditional sales. Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige's return Strength Of A Woman is looking to do 67-72,000 in album equivalent units, with 63-68,000 in traditional sales.
Wale's fifth studio album SHiNE, which was released a week earlier than expected, is set to come in with 18-22,000 album equivalent units and 13-15,000 traditional sales. Wale's previous album, The Album About Nothing debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It sold 100,000 in its first week. Wale's The Gifted sold 158,000 in 2013. Stay tuned for the official numbers later this week.