Hits Daily Double is projecting that 50 Cent‘s new album Before I Self Destruct is only set to push about 150,000 – 160,000 copies, which at 50’s caliber would most likely be considered a “flop,” especially with all of the jokes he makes about other artist’s and their album sales. But despite his album’s new flop status, Curtis says he’s not really worried about it, even though all of his albums prior to this one have sold more than half a million copies in their first week of release.
“Well, the reports from Hits Daily Double, I don’t actually know what to anticipate from the actual sales of this project,” 50 told BET. “It’s obvious, the project just came out a month earlier than what was actually anticipated. The actual project is arguably my best work, to have the general public respond the way they’ve responded to it,” 50 continued. “I haven’t heard anything negative about my choices artistically, so if I was in the space where I absolutely needed finances from the actual sales of the record, it might mean something, but if it offers the material that I can go out and perform and make everyone enjoy themselves as much as I enjoyed myself making it, Ill be happy with it.”
50 Cent’s debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin opened its first week with over 870,000 copies sold, while his next two albums, The Massacre and Curtis sold 1.14 million copies and 691,000 copies, respectively. So yeah … 150,000 is a flop for 50 Cent. Too bad he’s so far in denial he doesn’t realize it!