Atlanta rapper 21 Savage and Metro Boomin are in for a huge opening week. The hip-hop pair’s new Savage Mode 2 album is expected to easily secure the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart with massive projections.
21 Savage’s Huge First-Week Projections
Based on early estimates, 21 and Metro are flirting with nearly 200,000 sold copies after just 7 days of availability. Rap crooner Bryson Tiller‘s new A N N I V E R S A R Y album is expected to secure over 75,000 copies following its surprise release.
21 Savage and Metro Boomin will easily take the #1 spot on next Friday’s HITSTop 50. Epic shares this release with Republic, adding yet another #1 to the latter’s impressive 2020 run. Savage Mode II will log the largest weekly total yet for 21 Savage, whose best start hitherto was in December 2018, when I Am > I Wasopened with 131k. This is Epic’s second #1 of the year following Future’s High Off Life, which debuted with 153k in May. Interscope‘s distaff K-Pop group BLACKPINK also appear headed for a six-digit bow.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin (Slaughter Gang/Epic/Boominati/Republic) 170-195k total activity, 14-17k album
BLACKPINK (Interscope) 110-125k, 90-100k
Bryson Tiller (RCA) 75-85k, 6-9k
Lany (Interscope) 40-50k, 30-40k
Bon Jovi (Island) 19-22k, 18-21k (HITS Daily Double)
21 Savage Reveals Savage Mode II Cover
Earlier in the week, Savage hit up Instagram to reveal the must-see new album artwork. The cover features Savage and collaborator Metro Boomin together and giving vibes of the vintage Cash Money Records-style of 90’s albums.
“Boominati Slaughter Gang taking over for the 2020 and the 21 🗡🗡” -Metro Boomin’s Instagram
21 Savage’s Savage Mode 2 Release Plans
This week, Savage and Metro went the cinematic route to break the new album buzz to fans. The hip-hop duo released a high-end trailer featuring Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman providing narration for the announcement.
In May 2020, 21 Savage went to his Instagram Story to reveal he made sure everything was just right on the new album before it dropped. He said there was a lot going on but he would soon bless fans with music.
“Savage Mode 2 on the way. You know I gotta perfect my sh*t. This sh*t take time. I be putting a lot of hard work into my sh*t. I ain’t finna drop anything. My sh*t gotta be hard. So it’s gonna take me a little bit longer. We working. I got a lot of other sh*t going on in my life, too, that I gotta balance, make all this sh*t work. But I promise you I’m working. It’s finna drop. I promise, it’s on the way.” -21 Savage’s Instagram Story