SZA's 'SOS' Projected To Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200
Possibly giving the artist her first No. 1.
SZA‘s highly-anticipated album SOS is expected to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200.
According to HITS Daily Double, the extensive 23-track record is projected to earn around 275,000 to 300,000 equivalent album units in its first week. If the estimates are correct, SOS will make the sixth or seventh-biggest debut of 2022 and will give SZA her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following Ctrl’s No. 3 debut and peak in 2017. The record logged 100 million streams in the United States in the first day and is looking to log more than 350 million streams by the week’s end.
SOS is SZA’s first full-length effort in over five years and features guest appearances from Don Toliver on “Used,” Phoebe Bridgers on “Ghost in the Machine,” previous collaborator Travis Scott on “Open Arms” and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard on “Forgiveless,” as well as production and contribution credits from the likes of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes, Jay Versace, DJ Dahi and more.
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