With 56.42% of reports in, Nicki Minaj is set to dominate the chart this week with her sophomore album and ode to her alter ego, Roman. Queen Adele waits quietly in the wings at number 2. UK XF’s 1D is riding high everywhere and showing some staying power with their album currently in second. Like Nickelback, everybody seems to hate Rascal Flatts, but that does not hinder them too much in selling albums. They are currently in 4th for their debut week.
Last week’s number 1 and 2 are 5 and 6 this week. They are not expected to end that way. Madonna is predicted to only sell 40-45K this week while Lionel is more stabilized at 100K. Madonna is looking at an 87% drop which is not surprising since she front-loaded her sales (lots of anticipation from fans and bundled albums with tickets to her concerts). Who knows why Lionel is looking at such a small drop. Perhaps there is an untapped market Country covers of R&B classics.
Now 41, Luke Bryan, Shinedown and the Hunger Games fill out the top 10. Whitney still has two albums on the chart at 12th and 39th.
The top solo Idol this week is Scotty McCreery still riding high from his Idol performance and ACM BNA win. The amount he’s already reported to have sold easily pushes him over the 1M in sales. Congrats Scotty.
Kelly Clarkson is the only other solo Idol to appear and her “Stronger” is currently at 26. She also appears on Jason Aldean’s album which is currently at 14th. Chris Richardson appears on Tyga’s album at 47 while Voice judge Blake Shelton is at 23.
CHART DATE: 04/09/2012
LAST UPDATE: 04/09/2012 11:01:41
NOW IN: 56.42%
LW TW artist / album label power index
— 1 NICKI MINAJ PINK FRIDAY… ROMAN RELOADED 118,849
3 2 ADELE 21 114,165
6 3 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 64,646
— 4 RASCAL FLATTS CHANGED 51,112
1 5 MADONNA MDNA 34,936
2 6 LIONEL RICHIE TUSKEGEE 32,765
11 7 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 41 VARIOUS ARTISTS 19,271
10 8 LUKE BRYAN TAILGATES & TANLINES 17,197
4 9 SHINEDOWN AMARYLLIS 15,931
5 10 HUNGER GAMES: SONGS FROM DISTRIC SOUNDTRACK 13,770
12 12 WHITNEY HOUSTON WHITNEY – THE GREATEST HITS 11,315
23 14 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 10,537
19 18 SCOTTY MCCREERY CLEAR AS DAY 8,493
37 23 BLAKE SHELTON RED RIVER BLUE 6,122
26 26 KELLY CLARKSON STRONGER 5,144
— 39 BODYGUARD SOUNDTRACK 3,023
30 47 TYGA CARELESS WORLD 1,922
15 50 MARS VOLTA NOCTOURNIQUET. 1,333