UPDATE: As expected, The Weeknd debuts at #1 with a whopping 445,464 copies of After Hours sold first week. 271,877 copies come from pure sales.
The Weeknd released his new album After Hours on Friday featuring no guest appearances. As we have noted before, he’s the first major artist to release a project in the current state of the Coronavirus pandemic.
So how well can he still do given the general mood of the public? After Hours is projected to move over 400k copies in the first week, reports HDD. This will be around the same as his second album Beauty Behind The Madness which did 412k in 2015 and slightly more than his last one, Starboy which moved 348k copies in the first week.
After Hours is set to sell around 200k pure copies made of mostly D2C sales which come along with a ticket bundle. The album did over 100 million global streams and is currently holding 14 out of the top 15 songs on Apple Music (U.S.).
‘In Your Eyes’ will serve as the next official single off the album, going for Pop and Rhythmic radio adds on March 24.