Fans of Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti might have more to look forward to after waiting for so long. Although he’s dropped the forever-delayed Whole Lotta Red, Carti took to social media with a message about new music.
Carti Says More Music Is Coming
Playboi went to his Instagram to hype up a new album. With a slideshow of new pictures, he let it be known another project is on the way. However, he didn’t offer any specifics or further details.
“LeTs dr0p thiS new Album . w3 noT done .”
Carti’s pics feature him modeling all types of fresh outfits. A few even show him outside posing by himself.
Carti Debuts At #1
The ATL star had the first #1 album of 2021. Whole Lotta Red debuted on top of the Billboard 200 with some major first-week units. Carti also beat out country music Taylor Swift for the #1 spot. WLR’s first week projections came in at 110,000-115,000 units, and ended up moving 100,000 units.
After spending two weeks at #1, Taylor Swift‘s evermore (Republic) moves to #2, while Lil Durk‘s The Voice (Alamo/Geffen/Interscope) moves up to #3 in its first full week of action.
Playboi Carti (Interscope) 110-115k
Taylor Swift (Republic) 75-80k
Lil Durk (Alamo/Geffen/Interscope) 65-70k (HITS Daily Double)
Playboi Carti’s Deluxe Album OTW
Recently, the hip-hop star announced plans to release a deluxe edition to Whole Lotta Red. PC went to his social media pages to get fans super hyped about the new tunes. While he didn’t give an exact drop date, Carti did promise the project is on the way. However, it still has not been released. Perhaps this is the new music Playboi was referencing on Instagram.
“i kANT wAIt 2 PeFORM dis ALbum . >oMG > MOSH pITttttttttttttttt >>>> … tALk 2 me > WAT sOng . d0 u neeD oN deLuxE >> ?????? … dELuxE oTW . > yEs”
WLR First-Week Projections
Based on early estimates, the hitmaker’s long-awaited, star-studded LP was expected to easily make a run for No. 1. Chicago rapper’s Lil Durk was also expected to have an impressive opening week with his The Voice LP.
The top debuts on next week’s HITS Top 50 belong to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day releases from Alamo/Geffen/Interscope’s Lil Durk and AWGE/Interscope’s Playboi Carti, respectively. Carti’s Whole Lotta Red seems a likely candidate for a #1 debut with activity in the 125-135k range. Count out Taylor Swift at your peril, however; who knows what she has up her sleeve for a potential third week on top with evermore (Republic)? Lil Durk’s The Voice, released on Thursday (12/24), will see its first full week come in at 50-55k, having debuted with a one-day total of around 25k. (HHD)