J. Cole decided to push his Born Sinner album release date up a week to go heads up with Kanye West’s Yeezus this past Tuesday, and many of us wondered if Jermaine could outsell Yeezy.
And the predicted winner is.... According to Hits Daily Double, Kanye’s Yeezus will push between 375,000 and 400,000 units this week. That would be second only to Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience which came in at 968,000 first week. J. Cole numbers won’t be enough to catch Kanye, but HDD is reporting that Born Sinner is predicted to sell between 290,000 and 315,000, right behind EDM superstars Daft Punk’s 339,000 for Random Access Memories released in May and at number 4 for 2013.
This would be a hundred thousand unit gain for Cole's first week of sales over his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story (218,000). For Kanye, it would be about a hundred thousand less, but it would be Yeezy’s sixth number one album.
Mac Miller’s watching Movies With the Sound Off looks to land the number 3 spot with 95,000-100,000 units.