Rihanna debut her 7th studio album Unapologetoc on Monday, November 19.
The album is on track to give Rihanna her biggest opening week to date. According to HITS Daily Double, Unapologetic is forecast to sell between 240-260k in its first week of release.
If Rihanna achieved that feat it should be enough to land her at the top of the Billboard hot 200 chart next week. It would also give her the largest opening week of her career, wiping out the record set by her 2010 album Loud which sold 207,000 copies in its first week of release.
Unapologetic features the Chris Brown assisted single “Nobody’s Business,” and the chart topping single “Diamonds,” for which Rihanna released a video last week. The album also saw Rihanna working with her longtime collaborator Eminem and also Future.
Nicki Minaj also debut her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up on the same day Rihanna drop her album. Final sales forecast will be released later this week.