T.I. "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head" & Chief Keef "Finally Rich" First-Week Sales Projections

posted Wednesday December 19 ,2012 at 05:30PM CST | 127 comments


The projected first-week sales are in for T.I. and Chief Keef's albums.

Even though it's been less than a day since T.I.'s Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head and Chief Keef's Finally Rich hit store shelves, it looks like the first-week sales numbers have been counted for both albums.

According to HITS Double Daily, T.I.'s anticipated eighth solo album is expected to debut to between 150,000 and 175,000 units sold. The album, which boasts features from the likes of Andre 3000, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne and others, is going up against singer Michael Bublé's Christmas for the number two spot on the charts.

Also debuting on the charts this week is Chief Keef, whose premiere album Finally Rich hit stores courtesy of Interscope. The controversial Chicago upstart's album is expected to bow out this week at between 50,000 and 55,000 units sold.

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  • John
    If youre signed to a major label.....and your putting up independent numbers...then it is a flop..no matter who you are. The fact is Keef is becoming a has-been sooner than expected. Once folks stop looking for you..then the calls for shows stop coming in...etc etc. Its like a free fall. But thats the nature of the business. Interscopes plans, as of right now, is to profit off Keef's singles. After that...its a wrap! Btw......Keef career could be compared to Soulja boys career. Both got a buzz off youtube....got a deal..etc etc. But the only difference is SOulja Boy with platinum...and gold. so even though he's a has-been whos not making as much money as before...he still has enough money to tide him over.
  • Bust A Rhyme
    Only rappers that should be selling are Eminem, Nas, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole and B.o.B
  • HipHop
    T.I. sold a lot without a pop/rap song or any kind of buzz, I thought he was going to sell 60-75K to be honest. 175K today would be 475K 5-10 years ago.
    • dizzy
      straight up
  • 40
    lol 50k isnt a flop for chief keef, if anything id be happy with 50k, you got to think about it ... who do you think would buy his cd? and wouldnt those very same people just download it? i think he did pretty good
  • lorenzo
    50k is a solid number for chief keef why you guys hating
  • Anonymous
    T.I. could still go gold in 2013, but Keef... That's flop city. From millionaire to check out clerk at Albertson's.
  • Anonymous
    How the fuck is Chief Keef set to do better numbers than Big Boi did?? Man today's hip hop is just messed up
    • Cristian
      That Big Boi album is trash I'm a huge Outkast fan and i gotta admit he disappointed that's why he sold what he sold
  • anonymous
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!! keef did Kreayshawn numbers. Time to learn a craft youngin' don't believe the hype right? I am so glad the masses are not falling for EVERYTHING. Let's say he had a 3 album deal. 1st release debuts at 50K 2nd release debuts at 25K 3rd release debuts at 12K and so on and so forth. YEah keef looks like a good investment.
    • Anonymous
      kreayshawn sold less than 4000 copies so you can hardly say keef doing kreayshawn numbers when he gonna sell 10 times that
  • Tuff Guy Flop'd???
    Its nice to see Keef flop. I hate to say but thats what he gets. His entire personna is negative, his friend even beat a woman to the floor. The Gangsta Image is his downfall, he never spoke out against violence. I assume he and his people thought he would go on to be number #1 because of his murder rap sheet, etc. He tried to play the tough guy and played himself to a flop album. LOL!!!
    • youngsta
      don't be a hypocrite. some of your favorite rappers are probably gangsta rappers. you're only hating o chief keef because he's young and new.
    • Anonymous
      only because hes young and new? get the fuck outta here he gets hate because he has no skills, sounds retarded and is a piece of shit human being
  • youngsta
    lol at everyone hating on chief keef because of 50k first week sales. some of your favorite rappers probably sold that much on their first album anyway and grew up to be bigger in the future. chief keef's gonna be fine and besides, he's only 17 and making more money than you and your family combined. and old ass t.i. can't sell for shit anymore. remember this dude was going gold in the first week? now he can't go gold in the first month. lol, THAT's what you call a flop.
    • anonymous
      Is gay marriage legal in Illinois? Cuz, you and Keef can get married, the way you d-riding him.
  • Anonymous
    Jimmy iovine owns Beats By Dre so he's good plus he sold his stake in interscope years ago, the only person hurting out of these situations are the rappers because they now owe their record labels their advance money & no they wont be better off is they get dropped because that means they will lose whatever little bit of their Masters & Publishing they owned, ask Wale & the Lox
    • Anonymous
      you dont know what ur talking about son
  • ok
    Jesus Piece deserved more in its first week, it was a dope album, but interscope only care about eminem and Lady gaga.
  • Give A Nigga Some Pussy
    T.I.'s debut album flopped like a bitch yet nowadays T.I. is bigger than life same shit will happen to Chief Keef
  • Milehighkid303
    Watched that Behind The Music with T.I. last night.......aaaaaaaaaaand boy oh boy how times have changed.....N I'M STILL PUZZLED HOW HOMIE DID 9 MONTHS WITH ALL THEM AUTOMATIC WEAPONS THEY SHOWCASED......hmmmmmm. ANYWAY I like Tip's music just makes it SO hard to take what they sayin seriuos......you have to take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt nowdays SO many frauds in the industry. Feel bad cause TIP KNOWS he needs that street image to stay in that kind of lane. I will give the album a listen though.
  • Anonymous
    its lucky that Tip doin 150k....his album was mediocre compared to Jesus Piece
    • BP
      Jesus Piece ain't shit. for once sales reflect correctly. Game stepped up on his flow but that's it
    • Luda
      Game is my favorite rapper and I'll admit that Trouble Man is much better than Jesus Piece. Be Honest!
  • Wizz
    So HUGE names in the game like Big Boi or SH have lame sales over amazing albums and this faggot ass does 55k
    • ?
    • datnigga
      No, Slaughterhouse had lame sales because they had a lame album. To have that much hype and anticipation and buzz surrounding that album, with Eminem backing it, they flopped hard. Half of their fans called them out on their bullshit, and Joe Budden does an interview and says he don't give a fuck what the fans think, because he's so insecure and knows that his fans are right and can't admit it. Then he does an interview saying that Slaughterhouse was "high" recording that album? Lmao, I see their trying to take the Eminem route with the whole "sobering up" routine. GKMC > Long Live A$AP > Live from the Underground > Control System >>>>>>>>>>>>> Slaughterhouse
    • Anonymous
      Big buzz? For Slaughterhouse? WTF are you talkin about? They didnt have one song on the radio. You got to remember they are originally an underground rap group. Dont give me that BS. There album wasnt even that good, and they still selling more than Chief Keef.
  • DMX
    i thought that they waited chief keef 100k+ first week sales. what the fuck. weaker than game. damn, interscope no more making that 50 cent money... jimmy iovine going broke
  • Chi-Ill
    So let me get this straight. My Nukka Chief, not even an establish artist that release his debut album 4-6 months after dropping I don't Like will sell an estimated 50-55k. Bog Boi has been establish for years yet he barely cracks 30k and yall talking down Chief? Com'n Man!
    • Anonymous
      real talk
    • Big Dan
      Have you ever heard the term buzz? Have you also ever gone by an accident or something gross, you know you don't want to look, but you can't help yourself? That's what's happening with Chief Keef. Also and quite frankly, 55k is a flop considering. I would have thought every little knucklehead gangsta wanna be out there would go out and buy the record. Its also obvious that Interscope is expecting this party won't last too long. Since when did labels start signing people and dropping albums within a few months? Has it even been six? With his level of buzz and had Interscope done the right thing, okay, he is not mainstream, but he should have moved 200k first week. Unless he starts making the news for some serious nonsense, shootings etc, it will be downhill from here, so what are his sales numbers going to look like in a couple years?
    • cHI-iLL
      Have you ever heard the term buzz? Have you also ever gone by an accident or something gross, you know you don't want to look, but you can't help yourself? Even if that is the case, let lil man get his money! But let me ask you one questions, what is your excuse for Big Boi?! Didn't think you had one! I'm just saying let this nukka from ChiRaq get his money! Yeah I said ChiRaq, I a mothaphucking war out here mane! Second questions, WTF are you doing with your life besides hatting on this lil Nukka!?
    • anonymous
      Big Boi had nowhere near the buzz going for him. Keef was getting mainstream and social media traffic. Even the hipsters were giving him play. Had Big Boi gotten the noise Keef got, then yeah I would expect him to sell more. From a marketing and financial perspective, this is a big loss.
    • Anonymous
      You look stupid trying to compare a seasoned veteran to a rookie on his first try. Seriously, you do.
    • Anonymous
      dont forget his shit got leaked one week before the album realse gift that lil nigga his shine