The first-week sales projections for Future’s Beastmode 2 mixtape and Meek Mill’s Legends Of The Summer EP have arrived. According to Hits Daily Double, Future’s sequel to 2015’s beloved collaboration with Zaytoven is expected to move 50,000 to 60,000 equivalent album units. The figure is based entirely f streaming numbers as the project is not currently available for digital or physical purchase. Last year, Future released two albums in two consecutive weeks with FUTURE and HNDRXX, becoming the first artist to earn two back-to-back No. 1 album debuts. FUTURE earned 140,000 equivalent album units in its first week, while HNDRXX earned 121,000.
Meek Mill’s Legends Of The Summer EP, also released Friday, is expected to move 22,000 to 26,000 equivalents album units with 4,000 to 7,000 that figure made up traditional sales. His 2017 album Wins & Losses debuted on the Billboard chart with 102,000 equivalent album units.
Both Future and Meek Mill’s projects, which likely come in advance proper studio albums, were released with little notice.
Considering Drake’s continued streaming domination, it is unlikely that either album will top the Billboard 200. On Friday, it was reported that Scorpion had become the first album to reach 1 billion streams in a week.
Official numbers from Billboard will arrive in a week’s time.