With Monday being MLK and inauguration day, HDD did not release any album sales estimates. We should get the entire report today here.
Billboard predicts that A$AP Rocky will have the top album of the week with the 23rd edition of Kids Bopz nipping at his heels. Okay, those ankle biters aren’t even close. A$AP will hip-hop to 140K in sales while the kids are bopping to 65K.
HDD has actors pretending to be singers (“Les Miz”) at third with 40-45K and then a trio of artists selling 35-40K: Bruno Mars, “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack and a pop songwriter pretending to be a country singer (Taylor Swift). BB predicts a different order of “Pitch Perfect”, Bruno, Swifter and “Les Miz”.
Billboard rounds out the top 10 with Phil at 7th (HDD 20-23K), Lumineers at 8th (HDD 27-30K), Mumford & Sons 9th (HDD 21-24K) and One Direction (HDD 18-21K).
1 NEW A$AP Rocky “Long.Live.A$AP”: BB 140K, HDD 140-150K
2 NEW Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 23”: BB 65K, HDD 65-70K
3 5 Soundtrack “Pitch Perfect”: HDD 35-40K
4 6 Bruno Mars “Unorthodox Jukebox”: HDD 35-40K
5 4 Taylor Swift “Red”: HDD 35-40K
6 3 Soundtrack “Les Miserables”: HDD 40-45K
7 14 Phillip Phillips “The World From the Side of the Moon”: HDD 20-23K
8 8 The Lumineers “The Lumineers”: HDD 27-30K
9 11 Mumford & Sons “Babel”: HDD 21-24K
10 10 One Direction “Take Me Home”: 18-21K