This week’s HDD next-week’s sales predictions are in, and the numbers look really good for David Cook:
A double dose of Beyonce and her alter ego will grab the top spot on the HITS Album Sales chart next week, as her two-CD Music World/Columbia set, I Am ¦ Sasha Fierce, will debut at #1 with 500-550k in sales, according to those hardy retailers who still have their doors open.
With a stunning appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend, two hit singles in …If I Were a Boy and …Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and a starring role as Etta James in the upcoming Chess Records movie, Cadillac Records (and its accompanying soundtrack), Beyonce might as well be Sasha Claus.
The real tussle will be right below that for #2, as a debuting RCA/RMG David Cook and Roadrunner Nickelback go head-to-head with this week chart-topper, Big Machine Taylor Swift, in her second week. All look to be in the 300k range, mas o menos.
Excellent first week numbers for David Cook! The numbers look even better when you consider that his single, “Light On”, has not exactly been burning up the charts–it sits at #56 on iTunes.
David Cook is currently #1 on the iTunes overall and Rock album charts and #1 on Amazon overall and in their Rock and Pop categories.
In other news: David Cook will not only be performing at the American Music Awards pre-show on Sunday, he’ll also be presenting an award during the main telecast…