Coldplay’s Ghost Stories Will Have Huge Bow on Next Week’s Billboard 200 Chart
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.21.2014
The set will easily make No. 1…
Billboard reports that Coldplay's new album Ghost Stories will mark 2014's largest sales week yet. The album is expected to easily make No. 1 on the next Billboard 200 chart.
Ghost Stories was released on May 19 and is expected to sell 350,000 to 375,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 25. This figure would also surpass the current largest week of 2014, Eric Church's The Outsiders, which sold 288,000 copies for the week ending February 16.
Ghost Stories should be Coldplay's fourth chart-topper and fourth No. 1 studio effort in a row. The albumis also the first release for the band since the group moved to Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records, after Warner acquired Parlophone in 2013. The deal includes Parlophone's artists, including Coldplay.
Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am is expected to place No. 2 with between 175,000 to 200,000 copies sold. This would be Gilbert's highest charting album ever.
Other albums set for high debuts next week: Phillip Phillips' Behind the Light with about 35,000 copies sold; and the soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars with about 30,000 copies sold.