Detroit 2 for the win.
On Friday (Sept. 11), Big Sean’s new album, Detriot 2 was projected to win the race against 6ix9ine’s Tattletales for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart by outselling 6ix9ine by over 50,000 units. According to a report by Hit’s Daily Double, the studio album moved 111,000 units in its first week. In contrast, Tekashi, who was originally forecasted to sell 150,000 units, moved significantly less within the seven day period.
6ix9ine’s first week numbers have yet to be revealed. However, since it’s been released, he’s seen an extreme fluctuation in his first-week projections. He was initially slated to sell 150,000 in his first week but was quickly knocked off his high horse when a recalculation let him in the 35,000 to 45,000 selling range. After another assessment, his sales were raised into the 50,000 range.
Late last week, following the arrival of D2 and Tattletales, Big Sean was expected to take the second spot on the Billboard 200, but after recalculated album sales by Hits lowered both Tekashi’s margins by 100,000 units, the “Deep Reverence” rhymer became the front runner for this week’s feat.
6ix9ine has seemingly responded to the news of his defeat in a new Instagram clip. Friday afternoon, the 24-year-old rapper posted a video of himself ripping the TattleTales ad tp shreds while Ooh Child by the Five Stairsteps played in the background. While 6ix9ine would have typically used this moment to troll, the video lacks any trace of his thoughts.
Big Sean has yet to react to the news of his latest victory, but given his previous statements about his dedication and work on Detriot 2, it’s clear this is a victory for the 2010 XXL Freshman.
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