The Weeknd‘s new album “Starboy” is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with projected first week sales of 350,000-400,000 copies.
The album made its debut on Black Friday following much publicity from the Canadian singer and his team. Of the expected 400K copies, roughly 225,000-275,000 are expected to be from traditional album sales, while the rest from streaming, HITS Daily Double reported. No other artist is expected to pull these numbers this week, so this will easily give The Weeknd another No. 1 album. “Starboy” features guest appearances from the likes of Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Daft Punk.
Abel’s 2015 album “Beauty Behind the Madness” saw better album sales with 412,000 units sold in the first week. Some 326,000 copies of that number were from traditional album sales.
The Weeknd is getting ready to his the road for his “Legend of the Fall” tour in support of the album. The tour kicks off in Europe in February before hitting North America in April and again in Europe over the summer.