Rap duo Lil Baby and Lil Durk‘s new Voice of the Heroes album is going to have zip-zero toppling the competition. The hip-hop heavyweights’ new studio effort is slated to easily come in at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
‘Voice of the Heroes’ First-Week Sales Projections
Barring any crazy last-minute changes, the album is cruising to an easy chart-topping debut. It’s set to sell up to nearly 200,000 copies from early weekend estimates.
The collaboration between Lil Baby & Lil Durk, The Voice of the Heroes (Quality Control/Alamo/Motown), will open at #1 on next Friday’s HITS Top 50. After one day, we’re projecting more than 200m audio streams the album’s first week. Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Geffen) will cross the 1m mark in YTD activity, with a projected 130-135k its third week. Lil Baby & Lil Durk (QC/Alamo/Motown): 165-185k; 4-7k albums. (HITS Daily Double)
NBA Star James Harden Attached To Voice of the Heroes
According to a press release, Brooklyn Nets superstar James Harden played a massive part in the album’s actual creation. A portion of the LP actually came together in Harden’s recording studio.
NBA superstar James Harden is credited as an executive producer of The Voice Of The Heroes, as he was played a role in the inception of the project and Lil Baby spent considerable time in Harden’s studio to record. Harden and Baby’s friendship was largely made known by the now-infamous video of Harden’s generous “honey bun” gift at Lil Baby’s birthday celebration in December. Harden also previewed snippets of the album on Instagram earlier this week, giving fans another taste of what the album had in store.
Lil Baby + Lil Durk’s Album Features
This week, both Baby and Lil Durk went to their social media channels to get fans super hyped for the LP. The album comes packed with nearly 20 songs and major guest spots.
“Pre Save Now 🔥🔥🔥🔥 @lilbaby @lildurk 6-4-21 We Setting The World On Fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥 @travisscott @rodwave @meekmill @thuggerthugger1”
Lil Baby Reveals ‘The Voice Of The Heroes’ Artwork
Hours prior, Baby hit up Instagram with a snapshot of the new LP artwork. The cover is filled with messages from bullets and prescription drugs on the ground behind them to a police camera flashing as they walk toward their respective cities.
“Save the date 6/4/21 go preorder the album now … ain’t nobody safe 🔥🔥”