HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Aug 22-28

It looks like somebody at Walmart has become permanently lazy because this is the third week in a row we’ve only got less than a third of marketers reporting. Hopefully, they are just relaxing on a beach in Belize and will soon be back at it.

After two weeks, it appears that GAME has finally pushed Jay-Z and Kanye off of their throne (Kanye is going to be PISSED (when is he not?), but Jay-Z is too busy being over the moon to care much. Plus, he and Beyonce are still going to be able to keep their baby in shoes since she hasn’t left the top 10 in months and her “4” is currently sitting at 7).

With Game owning number 1 on the chart, they also having the top debut. Babs has to settle for number 3, but that’s totally impressive for a woman over 50 years into her career. She already holds the record for the most number of top 10 albums of any female recording artists (a stunning 31 and this album should make it 32). We should all be so successful.

Another impressive woman? Adele. Her “21” album has been in the top 3 since it’s release on Feb 22nd. This looks to be the first week that it will fall to top 4, but that kind of album longevity is stunning in today’s music market. Jason Aldean is another top 10 long-timer with his “My Kinda Party” which was released on November 2nd of last year and is currently at 8th. This album features a duet with original recipe Idol, Kelly Clarkson, which is still on the radio charts despite being released on Novemeber 11th.

Now 39 at 5 and Kidz Bop 20 at 9 show that compilation albums never go out of style. Luke Bryan has the top country album for the second week in a row with “Tailgates and Tanlines” currently at 6th. Meanwhile Katy Perry rounds out the top 10 with her square hat and “Teenage Dream” album.

Other than Kelly, the only Idol currently on the chart is Carrie Underwood who duets with Brad Paisley on his “This is Country” album. Their duet is currently at number 1 on the Country chart and that’s helping to sustain the album at 18.

AGT’s Jackie Evancho is showing that her Christmas EP was not a fluke and that people do want to purchase songs from children who sound like angels as her album is currently at 12th. Miranda Lambert, from Nashville Star, is one of the Pistol Annies and their album debuts at 14th. Her husband, Voice judge Blake Shelton, is just a few spots behind at 16th. Glee 3D is reaching out and selling those albums at 38 (in 17 days of release, the movie itself has sold $11, 686, 361 in tickets).

CHART DATE: 08/29/2011
LAST UPDATE: 08/30/2011 13:36:25
NOW IN: FINAL

LW TW artist / album label power index % change
– 1 GAME INTERSCOPE 96, 460 –
R.E.D. ALBUM
1 2 JAY Z & KANYE WEST ROC-A-FELLA/ROC NATION 88, 500 -48%
WATCH THE THRONE
2 3 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 82, 918 +3%
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– 4 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 71, 891 –
WHAT MATTERS MOST
3 5 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 39 CAPITOL/EMI 45, 080 -27%
VARIOUS ARTISTS
– 6 PISTOL ANNIES COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 44, 110 –
HELL ON HEELS
4 7 LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 35, 765 -36%
TAILGATES & TANLINES
5 8 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 28, 647 -23%
MY KINDA PARTY
– 9 MUPPETS: GREEN ALBUM WALT DISNEY 25, 638 –
VARIOUS ARTISTS
7 10 ERIC CHURCH CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 23, 572 -25%
CHIEF

15 17 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 16, 065 -8%
RED RIVER BLUE

19 18 JACKIE EVANCHO COLUMBIA 15, 152 -3%
DREAM WITH ME

24 27 BRAD PAISLEY ARISTA NASHVILLE 12, 161 -7%
THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC

27 31 SCOTTY MCCREERY INTERSCOPE 11, 475 -6%
AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 10

29 50 KELLY ROWLAND UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 7, 050 -38%
HERE I AM

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CHART DATE: 08/29/2011
LAST UPDATE: 08/29/2011 13:11:37
NOW IN: 31.77%

LW TW artist / album label power index
— 1 GAME R.E.D. ALBUM 41, 960
1 2 JAY Z & KANYE WEST WATCH THE THRONE 36, 119
— 3 BARBRA STREISAND WHAT MATTERS MOST 25, 023
2 4 ADELE 21 20, 968
3 5 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 39 VARIOUS ARTISTS 12, 781
4 6 LUKE BRYAN TAILGATES & TANLINES 8, 268
9 7 BEYONCE 4 6, 869
5 8 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 6, 187
10 9 KIDZ BOP KIDS KIDZ BOP 20 5, 618
14 10 KATY PERRY TEENAGE DREAM 5, 434

19 12 JACKIE EVANCHO DREAM WITH ME 4, 898

— 14 PISTOL ANNIES HELL ON HEELS 4, 374

15 16 BLAKE SHELTON RED RIVER BLUE 4, 220

24 18 BRAD PAISLEY THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC 3, 861

37 38 GLEE CAST THE 3D CONCERT 2, 424

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