Fabolous Headed For Top 10 Debut; J. Cole & Nicki Minaj To Remain In Top 5


(AllHipHop News) Fabolous’ 6th studio album released on Christmas Day is looking to break into the Top 10 on the album chart. According to HitsDailyDoubleThe Young OG Project open with around 72,000 units in its initial week. That would place Fab’s new project at #8.

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Two other rap stars will join the Brooklyn rhymer on the list of the ten best-selling albums this week. J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive is expected to add another 105,000 units, and Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint reportedly pushed an additional 104,000 units. Those totals would put Cole at 4 and Nicki at 5 respectively.

Fabolous’ previous album Loso’s Way debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 99,000 copies in first week sales. With that 2009 LP, Fab is still only one of five New York based rappers to have a number one album since that year. The others include Nicki, Jay Z, Nas, and A$AP Rocky.

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