The controversial collaboration album “Her Loss” by Drake and 21 Savage is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.
The project, his first collaborative album, has been fraught with controversy in the days since its release.
The duo is now in legal trouble after being sued by Conde Nast for releasing a fake Vogue magazine issue to promote their album. Drake has also faced backlash on Twitter after dissing Megan Thee Stallion on one of his songs.
Despite the backlash, Hits Daily Double predicts that “Her Loss” will dethrone Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” after two weeks of consecutive top-ten placements.
Swift’s record-breaking “Midnights” earned 332,000 album equivalent units this week, more than the entire Top 7 albums of the week.
Next week’s charts are expected to place Swift at No. 2 with 265,000 album equivalent units, with “Her Loss” topping the charts with 400,000 album equivalent units.
Meanwhile, Lil Baby’s “It’s Only Me” falls to third place, followed by Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” and Joji’s “Smithereens,” which makes its debut at number five. Takeoff & Quavo’s “Only Built for Infinity Links,” on the other hand, soared to No. 10 following the tragic death of the former last week.
Meanwhile, Drake fans have been wondering which of his two albums released earlier this year had a stronger debut.
Drake’s seventh studio album, “Honestly, Nevermind,” is one of the year’s biggest releases.
“Honestly, Nevermind” has lower opening week sales than “Her Loss.”
Although the final figures aren’t in yet, “Her Loss'” projected sales of 400,000 outnumber “Honestly, Nevermind’s” 204,000 album units.
A circulating prediction on Twitter also demonstrates how significant “Her Loss” is, with early numbers predicting that Drake will take eight spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, leaving only Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” and Taylor Swift’s dethroned “Anti-Hero” in the mix.
Compared to the debut of “Honestly, Nevermind,” “Jimmy Cooks” was the only song from the album to reach the Top 10, which debuted at No. 1 on June 17, 2022.