The Weeknd, Arctic Monkeys, 2 Chainz All Set To Debut In Top Ten On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.14.2013
Lots of debuts next week...
Billboard reports that next week's Billboard 200 should see several debuts in the top ten, including The Weeknd, Janelle Monae (her first), Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow.
Monae's The Electric Lady should also be her biggest sales week ever. Sources say it may sell around 45,000 copies by the end of the tracking seen (tomorrow). It is her second album and could get as high as the top five next week. Her previous release was The Archandroid: Suites II and III, which debuted and peaked at #17 with 21,000 in 2010. The album features appearances from Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel and Solange.
#1 is expected to go to Keith Urban. His album Fuse is looking to sell around 100,000. The Weeknd's Kiss Land could debut at around 95,000, so it's very close to a #1 debut as well. 2 Chainz will take #3 with B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, which will sell around 55,000.
Arctic Monkeys are set to get its best sales week since 2007 with AM. The album should debut with 35,000, the band's first top ten album since 2007's Favourite Worst Nightmare (#7, 44,000). After that they released 2009's Humbug (#15, 28,000) and 2011's Suck It And See (#14, 21,000). The band also got their first hit single on the Alternative Songs chart since 2006 with "Do I Wanna Know?" debuting at #40. It is the first hit (and second ever) since "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" hit #7 in 2006.
Finally, Sheryl Crow is looking for a top ten debut with her debut country album Feels Like Home. This is her first album for Warner Bros. Records after a career at A&M/Interscope Records. It will sell around 35,000. It is her eighth studio album and will be her ninth top ten. It will continue a run of albums hitting the top ten but never getting #1. She has had four #2 albums ever since her debut in 1994, Tuesday Night Music Club.
Here is the top ten on the Building Chart, with last week's rank in parenthesis:
1. The Weeknd - Kiss Land (NEW)
2. Keith Urban - Fuse (NEW)
3. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (NEW)
4. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party (#5)
5. Arctic Monkeys - AM (NEW)
6. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady (NEW)
7. Ariana Grande - Yours Truly (#1)
8. Tamar Braxton - Love and War (#2)
9. John Legend - Love in the Future (#4)
10. Kaskade - Atmosphere (#10)
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.