Leon Bridges' 'Good Thing' Album Poised to Outsell Rae Sremmurd's 'SR3MM'

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Leon Bridges 'Good Thing' Album Poised to Outsell Rae Sremmurd's 'SR3MM'

Rae Sremmurd delivered not one, but three brand new albums last week, altogether totaling 27 tracks across three unique bodies of work, but according to early projections, the duo is not expected to have the week's highest-selling debut.

SR3MM, the Mississippi brothers' long-awaited triple-album, which includes solo albums from group members Swae Lee (Swaecation) and Slim Jxmmi (Jxmtro), is currently projected to sell between 55-60k equivalent album units (of which only 7-8k are pure sales). 

If that number holds, it would be slightly less than the projected total for Leon Bridges' 10-track new album, Good Thing, which is currently earmarked at 57-62k equivalent album units. HDD is also reporting that 52-57k of those sales are pure. Impressive.

Before trolling the brothers Sremm on Twitter, though, please consider: even if Rae Sremmurd fails to push past Bridges over the next four days, the duo's projected first-week sales total will well still exceed their last album, 2016's SremmLife 2, which took home only 27k sales in its opening week.

An opening week sales total (including stream equivalents) of 60k would give Rae Sremmurd the 10th highest week-first for a rap album in 2018, directly behind Logic's Bobby Tarantino 2 (117K) and Lil Yachty's Lil Boat 2 (64K).