Despite its slight delay, “JIK” will come out strong.
Turns out, according to the numbers from HHNM, he is not very cancelled. Jesus Is King is expected to sell 225-275k copies in the first week at retail with 60-85k of that coming from pure sales. The pure sales largely consist of the vinyl, CD and digital album purchases made through Kanye’s website. CD and vinyl of JIK are still available to pre-order and expected to ship in 8-12 weeks. With these sales, the album is slated to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Jesus Is King is on track to outsell Kanye’s last album, Ye, which moved 208k copies in the first week. JIK being an 11-track album – rather than a 7-track like Ye – will aid it in surpassing Kanye’s previous stats.