UPDATE 2: Updated estimates suggest Ariana could be bumped to the No. 2 or even No. 3 spot by Drake and Blake Shelton.
Drake's physical album sales of 50k-60k pale in comparison to Ari's Dangerous Woman which is predicted to sell 130k-140k, but his stream game is strong. Hits Daily Double now claims Views could move 170-180k sales plus streaming (SPS), eclipsing Ari's 160-170k SPS.
Blake Shelton's new album If I'm Honest is on her tail – they believe he'll sell 140-150k pure album sales or 150-160k SPS.
If these numbers are accurate, next week's top three will be Drake, Ariana then Shelton respectively.
UPDATE 1: New estimates predict Ariana will sell 120k - 130k in pure album sales (or 150k - 160k sales plus streaming), but should still claim the No. 1 spot.
Early estimates claim Ariana Grande's new album Dangerous Woman look solid.
Grande took control of her career last year after parting ways with Scooter Braun, who reps Justin Bieber, to manage herself... and it's proving a wise move.
Because the pint-sized pop star isn't "windowing," or releasing her album exclusively on one particular platform like Drake did with Apple Music or Beyonce with Tidal, she's receiving major play. According to Hits Daily Double, Grande is expected to debut with 150,000 in pure album sales (and 190,000 with sales plus streaming).
Ari has been sharing one song per day leading up to the album's release. Thus far, we've heard "Touch It," "Moonlight," the Macy Gray-assisted "Leave Me Lonely," "Side To Side" featuring Nicki Minaj, "Greedy," "Everyday" featuring Future, "Into You," "Let Me Love You" featuring Lil Wayne and the lead single "Dangerous Woman."
To put things into perspective, Meghan Trainor will likely debut at No. 3 this week with 95,000-100k sales plus streaming.