Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album Queen hit the Internet a week early on last Friday and received a lot of love from the Barbz and a variety of reviews from the rest of the listening public. With its first weekend in the books, Hits Daily Double has revealed projections for the first week and slates it in between 135,000 and 150,000 album equivalent units. 45,000 to 55,000 of the units will be pure album sales.

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The peak of 150,000 units would be the lowest for the career of Nicki, which would replace the first week of The Pinkprint at 244,000 the first week.

Nicki’s debut is coming after the monster week that Travis Scott had that brought him in 535,000 in his first week. Additional releases for last week were was Trippie Redd who is projected to do between 66,000 and 71,000, while Jason Mraz is slated at 28,000 and 32,000. Neither of those two albums will be a threat to Nicki’s status as a potential number on debut, but Astroworld could have a strong second week and play spoiler.


In support of her latest album, Nicki Minaj has released a new video for the first song on the album “Ganja Burns,” which you can view right here. Do you think Queen will come in at number one?