by Beyoncé RENAISSANCE The album may have leaked a few days before its official debut, but that doesn’t seem to have dampened the first-week sales projections for the industry icon’s seventh studio album at all.

On Saturday July 30, it was revealed that the mother-of-three is expected to move 275-315,000 copies in the first seven days of the project. On top of that, the 16-track effort will likely rack up nearly 170 million streams over the next week as well.

Hard disk notes that these projections are strong enough to give Beyoncé a number one chart debut — the same achievement we saw with Lemonade in 2016, when he topped the Billboard chart with 485,000 album sales and 115 million streams.

While it’s sure to be a hit on streamers and at award shows, RENAISSANCE did not come without its share of controversy.

The project was mostly produced by names like Mike Dean and The-Dream, although there was a long list of famous faces who contributed in one way or another – some without their knowledge.

As you may have heard, “Midnight Snacks” singer Kelis was less than thrilled to learn that her 2003 track “Milkshake” had been sampled on Queen B’s “ENERGY” featuring Beam.

Since then, the Harlem native has lashed out at Beyoncé on social media, dragging the names of Nas and Rihanna into the drama as well.

Since The Neptunes are the original writers and producers, and were credited on RENAISSANCEit’s still unclear if anyone was legally obligated to tell Kelis, but she expressed her pain nonetheless.

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