Weird Al and Jason Mraz Competing for Top Spot on Billboard 200 Chart
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.16.2014
Who will be No. 1?
Billboard reports that Jason Mraz and Weird Al Yankovic are vying for the top slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart.
Mraz's Yes! and Yankovic's Mandatory Fun are expected to sell about 70,000 to 75,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, July 20. The new top 10 for the Billboard 200 will be released on Wednesday, July 23.
Mraz top spot on the chart was at No. 2 with his 2012 album Love Is a Four Letter Word. Weird Al has had two albums released in the top 10. For Weird Al, this would be his best sales week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. His largest frame was previously in 2006 for Straight Outta Lynwood, which bowed at No. 10 with just under 73,000 copies sold.
Other albums due for significant debuts next week include: Rise Against's The Black Market with about 55,000 copies sold; and Kidz Bop 26 with about 50,000 copies sold.