Don Toliver’s sophomore album Life Of A Don hit streaming services last Friday (October 8). Boasting guest appearances from Travis Scott, Baby Keem and Kali Uchis, many fans are eager to find out where it will land on the Billboard 200.
Early sales projections suggest Life Of A Don is on pace to outsell Don Toliver’s previous effort Heaven or Hell. But it looks like the Cactus Jack rapper is destined to join Lil Nas X and Meek Mill in Drake‘s shadow on the albums chart.
According to HITS Daily Double, Don Toliver’s Life Of A Don will debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with over 65,000 album-equivalent units moved. The No. 1 spot will go to Drake and his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy, which pushed 97,000 album-equivalent units. This week’s charts will give Drake his fourth non-consecutive week atop the chart.
US album chart preview (via @HITSDD):
#1 @Drake 97K
#2 @DonToliver 65K
#3 YoungBoy Never Broke Again 49K
#4 @MeekMill 46K
#5 @Olivia_Rodrigo 44K
#6 @MorganWallen 43K
#7 @DojaCat 42K
#8 @LilNasX 41K
#9 @kanyewest 33K
#10 @thekidlaroi 31K
— chart data (@chartdata) October 13, 2021
Lil Nas X and Meek Mill attempted to dethrone The Boy, but their albums Montero and Expensive Pain debuted at No. 2 and No. 3 on the Billboard 200, respectively. The only rapper to succeed in taking down the 6 God was Youngboy Never Broke Again, who debuted at No. 1 with Sincerely, Kentrell the week of October 9.
Drake’s Certified Lover Boy continues to do numbers and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. According to Billboard, it’s now the quickest album to be eligible for a platinum plaque in 2021. Certified Lover Boy is the first rap album since Lil Baby’s My Turn to spend three weeks or more at No. 1.
The Quality Control rapper spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2020, buoyed by singles such as “Woah” and “Emotionally Scarred.” Fans will be paying close attention to see if Drake breaks another record going No. 1 these next two weeks.
Stream Don Toliver’s Life Of A Don below.