Wiz Khalifa Rolling Toward First No. 1 Album
The rapper's new 'Blacc Hollywood' could start atop the Billboard 200 next week, selling around 80,000 copies.
Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa is on track to snare his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Industry sources forecast his new release, Blacc Hollywood, to sell perhaps 80,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 24.
The new album is his third studio effort and follows two No. 2-peaking titles: Rolling Papers in 2011 and O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. Both opened in the runner-up slot, selling 197,000 and 141,000 copies in their first weeks, according to Nielsen SoundScan, respectively.
The Billboard 200's new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
The current chart champ, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, will likely dip out of the top slot, though it's too early to tell what it might sell for the week.