Following its release on Friday (July 22), 2000 is set to move roughly 22,000 total album-equivalent units in its first week.
The album has features from Diddy, Chris Brown, Westside Gunn, Larry June, and Capella Grey, along with an uncredited appearance from Nas.
Mac Miller’s 2011 mixtape I Love Life, Thank You, which was released on streaming services for the first time last Friday, is also on pace to earn around 22,000 first-week units, setting up a tight sales race with 2000.
Joey Bada’s last album, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2017 with roughly 51,000 total album-equivalent units, while his debut album, B4.DA., opened with around 58,000 units in 2015 and also peaked at No. 5.
During a recent Q&A with fans on Reddit, Joey Bada$$ talked about the direction of 2000 and explained how it isn’t a sequel to his 1999 mixtape.
“That’s the thing; it’s not a follow-up to 1999,” he replied to a fan. That was B4.DA. $$. Idk why the team put that in the description here, but it’s more of a nod to 1999.