According to, rapper Jay Z’s 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3, is on pace to sell 300K in the first week.

BP3 leaked online last week forcing Atlantic Records to scrap plans to release the disc on the 8th anniversary of The Blueprint, which dropped on September 11, 2001.

Despite also being leaked early, and being overshadowed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the original Blueprint still managed to sell 426,000 copies that week.

BP3 will fall far short of that mark, and may not even go gold this year. By comparison, Jigga’s “comeback” CD, Kingdom Come (2006), sold over 680,000 units its opening week.

Critics are already blaming BP3‘s tepid sales on the album’s weak singles, particularly “Run This Town” featuring Knaye West and Rihanna.

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