(AllHipHop News) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned last week with their sophomore album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. According to HitsDailyDouble, the project is unlikely to push enough units to open at #1 on the album chart.
The music industry website reports the Seattle duo is looking to have first weeks sales between 45,000 – 55,000 (50,000 – 60,000 SPS). The 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It is competing with Adele’s 25 for the top spot. The British band’s latest LP is predicted to move between 90,000 – 100,000 albums (95,000 – 105,000 SPS).
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made included features from legendary Hip Hop representatives Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, and KRS-One as well as top modern talent YG, Chance The Rapper, and Ed Sheeran. But none of the album’s singles were able to reach the chart topping success of songs like “Can’t Hold Us” or “Thrift Shop” off their previous album The Heist.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’The Heist sold 78,000 copies in its first week. The 2012 collection went on to sell over 1.4 million copies. It also won the Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2014.