J. Cole is likely having a great Monday.
According to HDD, Cole's newly-released album, KOD, is projected to move between 375-390k equivalent album units, with 140-155k coming from pure sales—easily the biggest week of 2018 for a rap album. Currently holding that title is Cardi B, whose debut album, Invasion of Privacy, moved 254k SPS units in its opening week.
While Cole's projected first-week sales total is impressive by 2018 standards, short of a sizable miscalculation by industry prognosticators, it will come in well below his last album, 2016's 4 Your Eyez Only, which moved 492k equivalent album units, of which 363k were pure sales.
KOD, released via Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope, is currently the No. 1 album at iTunes across all genres.