UPDATE 4 (Sept. 7): After the projections steadily increased throughout the week, we now have the final numbers. Kamikaze sold 434k copies first week with 252k of those as pure sales. This is a whopping 167k more than Revival did first week last year. Congrats!
UPDATE 3 (Sept. 7): Here we go again with another bump. The album is now set to move over 400k copies in the first week. It’s clear that the audience has spoken. Stay tuned for final total on Sunday.
UPDATE 2 (Sept. 4): There is another new update on Kamikaze‘s sales projections. The numbers have increased quite significantly. The album is now set to sell 365k–385k copies first week with 220k-235k of those as pure sales.
UPDATE (Sept. 3): Now that we’re a little further into the week, we have some more orecise sales projections for Eminem’s new album. He is set to sell 290k–330k copies of Kamikaze with 155-170k of those as pure sales. If he were to hit that mark, he’d beat his Revival first week.
No one was expecting a new album from Eminem this week but it happened and he has certainly delivered. Fans on Twitter are calling Kamikaze his best effort since The Eminem Show but that might be a reach.
The album has been out for more than a day so we have an early read at the first week sales projections. HDD reports that Kamikaze is looking good for 200k plus units at the moment but with the holiday weekend hitting, it is tough to give out a more specific number. It’s currently the number 1 album on Apple music and occupies 10 out of the top 13 spots on the songs chart. On Spotify U.S, he has the top 3 songs with ‘Lucky You’ featuring Joyner Lucas leading at 2.6 million streams on the first day.
It will be interesting to see if Kamikaze is able to beat the 267k sales of his last album Revival which was panned by critics. Last night, Em’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg clarified that the rapper did not diss Drake on the album.