Beyoncé’s Renaissance is heading for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart with one of the biggest weeks of the year.
Over the album’s debut weekend, Hits Daily Double shared that the set was on track to top the Billboard 200 with 275,000-315,000 equivalent units.
After nearly a decade of shifting the music industry with surprise drops and arresting visual albums, Beyoncé’s seventh full-length album, Renaissance, emerged into the world on Friday in a way that almost felt traditional.The total figure sees Bey set open with one of the year’s biggest launch totals of any artist.
There was a lead single, a properly announced release date and even a highly publicized leak, but the retro-leaning familiarity of Beyoncé’s approach hasn’t lessened the impact of an album that demands a deep decoding.
Following the ongoing strong performance of the project and the out-of-the-gate success of songs such as ‘Alien Superstar’ and TGJ favorite ‘Cuff It,’ the forecast has been increased to: 325,000 sales plus streaming, of the sum, 200,000 are traditional units.