Jimi Hendrix To Get Highest Charting Album In 44 Years On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.09.2013
He'll hit #2...
Billboard reports that Jimi Hendrix's archival album, People, Hell and Angels, will debut at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling around 70,000 copies. It contains 12 previously unreleased songs recorded by Hendrix between 1968 and 1970. Hendrix died on September 18, 1970.
If it debuts at #2, it will be Hendrix's highest-charting album since 1968's Electric Ladyland, which spent two weeks at #1. Hendrixk was last on the top ten with 2010's Valleys of Neptune, which debuted and peaked at #4.
#1 is expected to be the week's only other debut, Luke Bryan's Spring Break...Here to Party, which will sell around 120,000 copies. The week after that will likely see debuts from David Bowie (The Next Day), Bon Jovi (What About Now), the Sound City soundtrack and Mindless Behavior (All Around the World).
Here is the expected top ten, with last week's rank in parenthesis:
1. Luke Bryan - Spring Break...Here To Party (NEW)
2. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels (NEW)
3. Josh Groban - All That Echoes (#8)
4. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox (#1)
5. Now 45 (#6)
6. Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom (#21)
7. Mumford & Sons - Babel (#3)
8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist (#4)
9. Rihanna - Unapologetic (#9)
10. Florida Georgia Line - Here's To The Good Times (#18)
It should be noted that the Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.