It would have been difficult to predict the success of Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever album. With features from Offset, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and others, there is more than enough star power to attract a lot of attention but the Drake stimulus seems to have shot Lil Baby over the moon. One of the hottest up-and-comers is proving his worth on Harder Than Ever and while it has been given a decent user rating of 75% by our readership, streaming numbers nationwide are looking incredibly impressive.
With a Drake feature, streams were bound to jump a good amount but Lil Baby is proving his naysayers wrong as his album is currently projected to move up to 65K equivalent album units during its first week on the shelves. The statistics have been calculated by Chart Data who regularly note chart appearances and album sales ahead of their official announcements. With some sources expecting Baby to sell up to 70K copies, the approximate numbers look to be an absolute triumph for the Atlanta rapper. Under the tutelage of Quality Control, the young star looks to be next up from a stacked roster of talent including the Migos, Lil Yachty, OG Maco and others.
Playboi Carti’s Die Lit threw up similar numbers in terms of its first-week sales projection, justifying Lil Baby’s hard work on his own project and showing that he has a lot more to offer. If you’ve listened, how did you feel about Baby’s Harder Than Ever?