Coi Leray was riding high after releasing her latest album, Trendsetter on April 8. Leray even called out her fellow 2021 Freshman Class members on the day the album dropped. However, the according to reports the album failed to impress fans.
Early reports forecast the initial sales numbers for the project will be below the 20,000 mark. On Tuesday, DJ Akademiks tweeted, “Coi Leray ‘Trendsetter’ on pace to sell 11K first week,” It’s certainly a huge blow to Leray’s expectation.
Many of the replies to Ak’s tweet suggested that projected sales total was underwhelming for the amount of talent featured on the album. Trendsetter included contributions from many talented artists such as Nicki Minaj, Yung Bleu, Fivio Foreign, Young M.A, G Herbo, H.E.R., Nav, Lil Durk. Polo G, Lil Tecca, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Pooh Shiesty.
The supposed 11,000 first-week units for Trendsetter caused a lot of conversation across social media. On Wednesday, Coi Leray shared her thoughts on Twitter that seemed to be reaction to the negative feedback about the expected low sales.
“God has been the best father to me. I can’t complain about anything. My debut album is amazing and not one song can you say is bad. [It’s] been 5 days. I understand Coi Leray is so viral & works good on blogs headlines but trust me, it’s all part of the game, just ride out and stay [focused],”
The 24-year-old Republic recording artist later added, “One thing y’all should know about me, I don’t fold under pressure. This lil body got thick skin baby. Only me can stop me.#trendsetter ALBUM OUT NOW!!!!” Meanwhil, Leray’s father, Benzino, also got caught up in the sales controversy, when he posted disparaging remarks about Trendsetter.
You can check out Leray’s tweets below.
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