50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct is estimated to move as many as 100,000 copies heading into its second week in stores.
Based on late-week estimates, 50 will likely avoid a 50 percent drop from his first-week sales.
Decca's Andrea Bocelli is the lone Top 5 holdover at 180-200k, where he's running neck-and-neck with Def Jam/IDJ diva Rihanna's critically acclaimed Rated R with the same estimated total. Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 100-120k John Mayer (Columbia) 90-110k * Shakira (Columbia) 85-100k 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 85-100k Twilight Saga: New Moon (Chop Shop/Atlantic) 85-100k (Hits Daily Double)
50's new album debuted in the Top 5 upon its release last week.
50 Cent's highly-anticipated Before I Self Destruct debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 5. After a solid seven days in stores plus sales from iTunes, 50's new album has moved 161,200 copies. (Sales Wrap)
Rick Ross teased his rap rival's debut sales during a DJ Khaled concert last week.
"We also celebrating the demise of a p*ssy," Ross told a crowd of fans during a concert performance. "R.I.P. to the donkey. We buried him. It feeel good, n*gga. Don't look surprised, you knew he was gonna do it. It's only one record that can describe the feeling..." (JTF Promotions)
Game also shared his reaction to 50's lowest debut numbers to date.
"& if you REALLY wanna know the truth : to me, 50 album wasn't that bad.....," Game wrote via Twitter on Wednesday (November 25). "I contributed to that 161,000 ... Karma is just a B-*-T-C-H." (Game's Twitter)