Bryson Tiller‘s debut album, ‘Trap Soul,’ was a mainstay on the Billboard 200 from its late 2015 premiere well into the next year. Making its inaugural appearance on the chart at #11 thanks to the success of its official lead single, ‘Don’t,’ fans fell head over heels in love with the rapper/singer’s unique fusion of traditional R&B/soul music with the Urban’s sector dominating subgenre – trap music.
With the help of ‘Don’t’s follow-ups – ‘Exchange’ and ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ – ‘Trap Soul’ was eventually certified platinum. The accomplishment only helped build anticipation and pressure for its follow-up, ‘True To Self.’
A feature-less affair originally set for a late June 2017 release, Tiller took his followers by surprise when he released the project a month early. So far, the critics have been blessing Bryson’s bearing with thumbs up across the board. Now, two days after its release, industry analysts are forecasting that response may be well on its way to being reflected commercially:
Predicted 1st Week Sales: 110-130k SPS
40-50k Pure Album Sales
If proven true, the predicted sales are quintuple that of the 22,000 SPS its predecessor, ‘Trap Soul,’ delivered its first week In October 2015.
The numbers above also guarantee Tiller a top 5 placement on next week’s refreshed charts. Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for the final first week figures when they are delivered.