According to HITS Daily Double, Solar Power will earn a total of 55,000 to 60,000 equivalent album units with 30,000 to 35,000 in album sales, while Trip At Knight will earn 65,000 to 70,000 album units with 2,000 to 4,000 in album sales. Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR is expected to return to No. 1 with 135,000 to 150,000 in total activity thanks to its vinyl release while Rod Wave’s SoulFly (Deluxe) will re-enter the top five with 50,000 to 55,000 in total activity.
Solar Power marks Lorde’s first release since 2017’s Melodrama, releasing the record in a first-of-its-kind, disc-less format: an eco-conscious Music Box that offers special extras fans can expect from a CD packet including visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos and a download card of the album with two bonus tracks. “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD,” she said in a statement. “I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”
Meanwhile, Trip At Knight is the followup to 2020’s Pegasus and features the likes of Drake on “Betrayal,” Lil Uzi Vert on “Holy Smokes,” Playboi Carti on “Miss The Rage,” the late Juice WRLD on “Matt Hardy 999,” Polo G and Lil Durk on “Rich MF,” Ski Mask The Slump God on “Demon Time.”
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