Cardi B will score the second largest debut of 2018 and the first by a female artist. Her album, Invasion of Privacy, could also log the second-highest streams (after Migos) of any album thus far in 2018 with 160 million-plus. It also seems we'll see two Elton John tribute sets in the Top 20: one pop and one country.

  1. *Cardi B (Atlantic) 215-225k SPS, 90-100k Sales
  2. The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 74-79k, 9-11k
  3. *Thirty Seconds To Mars (Interscope) 64-69k, 61-66k
  4. XXXtentacion (Bad Vibes Forever) 49-53k, 3-4k
  5. The Greatest Showman (Atlantic) 41-45k, 25-28k
  6. Black Panther (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 38-41k, 4-5k
  7. Migos (QC/Motown/Capitol) 37-40k, 2-3k
  8. Rich The Kid (Rich Forever/Interscope) 28-31k, 1-2k
  9. Post Malone (Republic) 27-30k, 2-3k
  10. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 25-28k, 7-8k
  11. Logic (Def Jam) 23-26k, 2-3k
  12. *Various Artists, Revamp: The Songs of Elton John... (Island) 23-26k, 21-24k
  13. *Lil Xan (Columbia) 23-26k, 11-13k
  14. *Famous Dex (Rich Forever/300 Entertainment) 23-26k, 2-3k
  15. Imagine Dragons (Kidinakorner/Interscope) 23-26k, 7-8k
  16. *The Wonder Years (Hopeless) 20-23k, 18-21k
  17. Camila Cabello (SYCO/Epic) 19-22k, 2-3k
  18. *Various Artists, Restoration: The Songs of Elton John (MCA Nashville) 18-21k, 16-18k
  19. Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 18-21k, 3-4k
  20. Taylor Swift (Big Machine/BMLG) 18-21k, 5-6k


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