Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Album Projected to Land at No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200
Cardi B dropped off her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, to critical acclaim last Friday and now Billboard is projecting a No. 1 debut on the charts for her efforts.
Bardi is expected to sell anywhere from 215,000 to 225,000 in total album sales for a successful first week on the Billboard 200, according to Hits Daily Double.
Initial claims over the weekend began surfacing that Invasion of Privacy was looking at a lower range of 170,000 to 200,000, but that has since been bumped up after a spike in sales forced numbers to surge the rest of the week.
A total over 215,000 with 100,000 in physical album sales would give Cardi the highest first week number for any female artist this year and second overall. The already gold certified album taking the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 would dethrone The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy, and make the Atlantic Records artist just the fifth female to ever achieve the elusive feat and first since Nicki Minaj did it back in 2012.
This weekend, the Bronx native is taking her talents to Coachella, where she has arranged an intricate set that cost her over $300,000 to craft all together. Bardi is slated to make her debut on the Coachella Stage at 6 p.m. local time on Sunday to close out what should be an epic opening weekend.
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