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Rihanna’s seventh studio album in seven years, is set to give the pop star the biggest debut of her career. Unapologetic, hit shelves Monday (Nov. 19) and is projected to sell well over 200,000 copies in its first week. 

With the 777 tour wrapping up tonight in New York City, the Diamonds tour on its way, and a new fragrance release , Rihanna’s has stayed busy, and all the hard work appears to be translating into record sales.  According to Hits Daily Double, Unapologetic is on pace to push 240k-260k copies.

The album will likely debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, making it her most decorated album release since 2010’s LOUD, which sold 207,000 copies in its first week.

Unapologetic is also said to surpass the chart position of her last album Talk That Talk, which came in at  No. 3  on the Billboard album charts, powered by hit singles “We Found Love,” “Where Have You Been,” and “Birthday Cake.”

Rih Rih’s album is looking to trample competition from the likes of Pitbull’s Global Warming, Keyshia Cole’s Woman to Woman and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, all of which dropped this week.


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