This is one of the biggest weeks in recent Hip Hop history as there were some major releases on June 18th with Kanye West, J.Cole and Mac Miller all releasing highly anticipated albums.

To follow up the post of J.Cole’s rant blasting first-week sales projections amongst other things, we give you the first week estimates of Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” J.Cole’s “Born Sinner,” and Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With The Sound Off. “

According to HitsDailyDouble, Kanye West is leading the pack and is projected to move between 375k-400k copies of his sixth studio album, Yeezus, in his opening sales week.

With Ye expected to move nearly 400k copies of Yeezus, J.Cole is not to far behind him and he is projected to sell between 290k-315k of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, in the first week on store shelves.

Rounding out the list of the top 3 new releases this week, Mac Miller’s sophomore effort, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, is estimated to move somewhere between 95k-105 units in his first sales week.

Break it down:
Kanye West – Yeezus (375k-400k)
J. Cole – Born Sinner (290k-315k)
Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (95k-105k)

Stay tuned to Def Sounds for the official first week sales numbers when they are revealed next week.


Kanye West and J.Cole’s projections for Yeezus and Born Sinner have been slightly downgraded.

Kanye’s sixth studio album Yeezus is now projected to sell between 360k-385k copies in its first sales week. And Cole’s Born Sinner estimates are slightly less as well with the album now expected to move 280k-305k copies in the opening sales week.

Break Down:
Kanye West – Yeezus (360k-385k)
J. Cole – Born Sinner (280k-305k)