The first week numbers for Nas’ KD 3 are in. The Hit-Boy produced album was released this past Friday (November 11) with no guest appearances.
According to Hits Daily Double, King’s Disease III is projected to move 27,500 copies in the first seven days, which will give it a spot just outside top 10 of Billboard 200 this week. He will be competing with FNF rapper GloRilla whose debut EP Anyways, Life’s Great… is expected to move around 28,000.
Unless something drastic happens in the coming days, “King’s Disease 3” is set to be the lowest performing album in the series, which started in 2020. The original King’s Disease debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 47,000 album-equivalent units, of which 28,000 were pure album sales.
The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, becoming Nas’ first Grammy. The album’s sequel, King’s Disease 2 sold 56,000 total album-equivalent units within its first week of release, and debuted at number-three on the US Billboard 200.
The Queensbridge MC would be looking to increase the numbers when he performs the entire King’s Disease trilogy in one night at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on February 24.
Earlier this week 21 Savage questioned Nas’ relevancy in a Clubhouse discussion about older rappers.
“He’s not relevant. He just has a loyal fan base and still makes good ass music,” claimed 21. He later clarified that he meant no disrespect to the legend.
“I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y’all be tryna take stuff and run with it,” wrote 21 Savage on Twitter.
KD3 marks Nas’ fourth consecutive project co-executive produced by Hit-Boy. It follows 2021’s Magic and the first two installments of the King’s Disease series.
Stream King’s Disease III below.