Iggy Azalea Set for Billboard 200's Highest Debut Next Week
Iggy Azalea's debut album, "The New Classic," is set to make the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- so say industry forecasters.
Sources suggest the album, released on Def Jam Records, could sell between 50,000 and 55,000 copies in the week ending Sunday, April 27. That should secure it a top five debut on the Billboard 200.
The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, April 30.
Azalea is climbing the charts with the album's hit single "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX. It rises 37-18 on the Billboard Hot 100, 34-27 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and 45-21 on Streaming Songs (all on the charts dated May 3). On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it vaults into the top 10 -- Azalea's first visit to the region -- zipping 11-6.
Meanwhile, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" should remain at No. 1 for a 12th nonconsecutive week on the Billboard 200. It's too early to tell just how many copies it will sell. However, considering it just racked up its best-ever week (259,000 in the week ending April 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan), it's likely it will be very far ahead of runner-up set.
The second-biggest debut on next week's chart will perhaps be Future's second album, "Honest," with around 45,000 to 50,000. His first release, 2012's "Pluto," launched at No. 8 with 41,000 in its first week (according to SoundScan). The album's current single, "Move That Doh" (featuring Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino), climbs to a new peak on the Hot 100 dated May 3: 60-56. On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it rises 15-14.