Jack Harlow achieves his third top 10-charting effort on the Billboard 200 as Jackman. enters the chart at No. 8 with 35,500 equivalent album units earned. According to Billboard, SEA units comprise 33,500 (equaling 43.37 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 10 tracks), album sales comprise 1,500 and TEA units comprise 500.
“Jackman.” was released with little warning, as it was announced on April 25, just before its April 28 release.
Original story published April 30.
Early sales projections for Jack Harlow’s Jackman aren’t looking too good. HDD reports the Louisville, Kentucky rapper’s third studio album is projected to move 45-50K equivalent album units in its first week. Those numbers would be enough to give Jack a top 5 entry on the chart.
His sophomore album Come Home the Kids Miss You did 113K in its opening week. However, that album was saddled with pop-centric sounds and guest appearances from A-listers such as Pharrell Williams, Drake, Lil Wayne and Justin Timberlake.
Fans and critics alike should also understand that Jackman was released with minimal promotion and the public only became aware of it two days before it was scheduled for release.
Still, Jack may have overestimated his star power and foolishly bought into his own hype as the hardest white rapper since Eminem.
Listen to Jackman below.