HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Feb 13-19

With yesterday being a bank holiday, there were no reports from HDD. So, today should be exciting with all the post-Grammy numbers coming in. Queen Adele is predicted, as usual, to CRUSH the competition. She is predicted to sell between 650 and 680K. That’s an amazing week any week of the year. That it is happening in a February almost a year after the album came out (Feb 22, 2011) is something truly special. Sometimes an album like this comes around and I’m enjoying the numbers.

Well, who is in second? Competing at an entirely different level are two compilation albums. Now 41 and the Grammy Nominees (featuring Kelly, Voice Winner Adam Levine and fellow judges Christina and Blake). They are predicted to sell between 90-100K. Thanks for playing. Your parting gift are some lovely Lee Press On Nails.

Following her death, Whitney’s “Greatest Hits” moves to 4th with 80-90K in sales while Adele rounds out the top 5 with her previous album selling about the same. Van Halen in their second week and Paul McCartney coming off of two big Grammy performances are predicted to sell around 60-65K.

Kelly appears in the top 20 estimates with 28-32K in sales and on Jason Aldean’s album with 30-35K. Carrie Underwood appears on Tony Bennett’s album with 25-28K in sales. Both Kelly and Carrie appeared on the Grammys to duet with Jason and Tony respectively.

CHART DATE: 02/20/2012
LAST UPDATE: 02/21/2012 11:33:45
NOW IN: FINAL

LW TW artist / album label power index % change
1 1 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 716,091 +196% 21
6 2 WHITNEY HOUSTON RCA 170,294 +183% WHITNEY – THE GREATEST HITS
3 3 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 41 CAPITOL/EMI 92,823 -34% VARIOUS ARTISTS
9 4 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA 86,357 +135% 19
8 5 2012 GRAMMY NOMINESS UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 83,703 +51% VARIOUS ARTISTS
5 6 PAUL MCCARTNEY HEAR MUSIC 58,082 -22% KISSES ON THE BOTTOM
2 7 VAN HALEN INTERSCOPE 57,893 -69% DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH
28 8 BRUNO MARS NEW ELEKTRA 37,142 +114% DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS
17 9 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 36,807 +43% OWN THE NIGHT
12 10 COLDPLAY CAPITOL/EMI 35,119 +13% MYLO XYLOTO

11 14 KELLY CLARKSON 19/RCA 27,629 -13% STRONGER

15 15 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 27,283 +2% MY KINDA PARTY

19 16 RIHANNA DEF JAM/IDJ 26,696 +13% TALK THAT TALK

21 21 LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI 22,922 -1% TAILGATES & TANLINES

24 22 THE BAND PERRY REPUBLIC NASHVILLE 22,540 +11% THE BAND PERRY

— 23 FOO FIGHTERS ROSWELL/RCA 22,483–WASTING LIGHT

36 27 TONY BENNETT COLUMBIA 20,128 +46% DUETS II

49 28 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 19,880 +78% SPEAK NOW

33 29 SKRILLEX BIG BEAT 19,506 +29% BANGARANG

— 32 BON IVER JAGJAGUWAR 18,585–BON IVER

–36 WHITNEY HOUSTON RCA 17,518–WHITNEY HOUSTON

42 38 MAROON 5 A&M/OCTONE 15,805 +26% HANDS ALL OVER

— 41 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 14,505–RED RIVER BLUE

— 42 FOSTER THE PEOPLE STARTIME/COLUMBIA 13,934–TORCHES

–45 BODYGUARD RCA 12,840–SOUNDTRACK

44 48 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC NASH/19/INTERSCOPE 12,536 +3% CLEAR AS DAY

— 49 SKRILLEX BIG BEAT 12,432–SCARY MONSTERS & NICE SPRITES

–50 KATY PERRY CAPITOL/EMI 12,330– TEENAGE DREAM

HDD Sales Chart

There are no debuts in the top 15 predictions. Here is the full list of “Weakend” estimates:

Adele 21 (XL/Columbia) 650-680k
Now 41 (Capitol/EMI) 90-100k
2012 Grammy Nominees (Universal Republic) 90-100k
Whitney Houston Greatest Hits (RCA) 80-90k
Adele 19 (XL/Columbia) 80-90k
Van Halen (Interscope) 60-65k
Paul McCartney (Hear Music) 60-65k
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 40-45k
Coldplay (Capitol/EMI) 35-40k
Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 30-35k
The Fray (Epic) 28-32k
Bruno Mars (New Elektra) 28-32k
Drake (YM/CM/Universal Republic) 28-32k
The Civil Wars (sensibility) 28-32k
Kelly Clarkson (19/RCA) 28-32k
The Band Perry (Mercury Nashville) 28-32k
Kidz Bop 21 (Razor & Tie) 25-28k
Tony Bennett (Columbia) 25-28k
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 22-27k
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Chop Shop/Atlantic) 24-27k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 24-27k

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