As expected, Kung Fu Kenny will rule the charts once again.
Billboard is reporting that DAMN., the fourth studio album from Kendrick Lamar, will debut at No. 1 on its Billboard 200 this week. Early forecasts predict that the album will move approximately 475,000 equivalent album units in its first seven days.
It would thus far only trail Drake’s More Life, which moved 505,000 units in its first week. Ironically, it would knock the album off the top spot, a position the album has heard for three consecutive weeks.
This would be the third album of Kendrick’s to reach the top of the Billboard 200, following 2016’s untitled. unmastered. and 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly.
UPDATE (4/19): Billboard is now reporting that DAMN. could nab the largest week of 2017 for an album, “strongly challenging” Drake’s first week.