Rapper A$AP Rocky is aiming for the No. 1 slot next week on the Billboard 200. The album, released through A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA Records, has spun off a top five hit single on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with “F**kin’ Problems.” The song, which features Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, hits a new peak this week, rising from #5 to #4.
Industry sources suggest his major-label debut “Long.Live.A$AP.” could sell around 130,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 20.
The new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 23.
A$AP Rocky’s new album might be one of only two debuts in the top 10 next week, as the only other title aiming for the region is the new “Kidz Bop 23” compilation. The effort features kid-friendly covers of such recent top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits as Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” and One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young.”