The Band Perry and Tyler the Creator Looking For Top Three On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.06.2013
Timberlake to hold onto #1..
Billboard reports that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience is expected to hold onto #1 for the third week in a row on the Billboard 200, but there will be several debuts. The album will sell around 150,000 copies, and will likely be the first album from a male artist to get three weeks at #1 since Eminem's 2010 album Recovery had five weeks from July 10-August 7.
The Band Perry's second album Pioneer is expected to get #2 with around 110,000, while Tyler the Creator's Wolf could debut at #3 with around 80,000. This will be a career high for both acts. The Band Perry's self-titled album debuted and peak at #4 in 2010 with 53,000. It went on to sell 1.5 million in the US and was the sixth best-selling country album in the US. Tyler's last album, Goblin, debuted and peaked at #5 in 2011 with 45,000.
Meanwhile, New Kids on the Block's tenth album, 10 will debut in the top ten with around 45,000. Their last album was 2008's The Block which debuted and peaked at #2 (95,000). They came back in 2011 with their collaborative guest hits album NKOTBSB with the Backstreet Boys. That debuted at #7 with 40,000.
Finally, the last likely debut for the top ten will be Killswitch Engage's Disarm the Descent. This is the band's first album after Howard Jones left the band and Jesse Leach returned. It will likely sell around 45,000 copies and would be the band's second top ten after their 2009 self-titled album debuted and peaked at #7 with 58,000.
Here is the building chart, with last week's rank in parenthesis:
1. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (#1)
2. The Band Perry - Pioneer (NEW)
3. Tyler the Creator - Wolf (NEW)
4. Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story (#3)
5. New Kids on the Block - 10 (NEW)
6. Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being II (#2)
7. Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent (NEW)
8. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (#8)
9. Pink - The Truth About Love (#7)
10. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox (#9)
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.