Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t is reportedly en route to crush its retail competition with first-week sales projections up to 220,000 copies.
Based on one-day estimates, Ricky Rozay’s latest solo offering will easily be the top album next week.
The large and in-charge rapper continues Def Jam/IDJ’s recent dominance of the marketplace with God Forgives, I Don’t, which will debut next week with between 200-220k in sales, easily going #1. His last album, Teflon Don, sold 176k upon release in July 2010. Previous label winners include Nas, who debuted at #1 last week, and newcomer Frank Ocean, with a #2 bow last month for his acclaimed debut, channel ORANGE. S-Curve soul diva Joss Stone’s The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 reunites her with Steve Greenberg, and it’s on tap for between 21-25k, based on one-day sales reports from those music retailers not summering at their homes in the Hamptons or Laguna. (SOHH)