HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Jan 2-8

With 54.02% of reports received, Adele continues to rule the sales charts. Although, HDD percentages are whack, Adele is shown as selling almost 3 times as much as the second place CD. She is predicted to finish with between 120-130K in sales which is about 2.5 times the amount the second place CD is expected to have. Unreal. Last year, during the equivalent week, Taylor Swift topped the chart with 52K in sales. This will mark Adele’s 15th week at number one (the record for weeks at number one in the Soundscan era is 21 weeks for MC Hammer).

Who are the also-rans that trail in Adele’s wake? Drake is hanging out in second selling numbers that would normally get him a number one in January. Safetysuit has the highest debut of the week in third. Everybody hates Nickelback, but they still manage to find lots of people to buy their CD and are in 4th. Toby Keith and Luke Bryan had particularly good weeks zooming up the chart from 29th and 33rd last week to find themselves 5th and 7th. What happened? Now always sells well and Now 40 is no different and is in 6th. The album features tracks from Kelly Clarkson from Idol and Adam/Christina from The Voice. Lady A is in 8th to celebrate Hillary getting married on the weekend. Rihanna is in 9th and LMFAO rounds out the top 10.

The first solo Idol shows up at 13th. Scotty McCreery’s “Clear as Day” just completed it’s 14th sales week. Country music is all over the chart this week, so that’s currently only good enough for 5th on the Country charts. Next up is Daughtry at 19th and Kelly Clarkson at 21st. Kelly also appears on Jason Aldean’s album which is at 12th. Carrie has a duet on Tony Bennet’s CD which is at 43rd.

The Voice is represented by Maroon 5 at 31 featuring lead singer and judge Adam Levine. Right behind them is Miranda Lambert (former Nashville Star contestant, wife to Voice judge Blake Shelton and Voice mentor for the upcoming season). SuBo is the lone Got Talent on the chart and she is at 44th.

CHART DATE: 01/09/2012
LAST UPDATE: 01/09/2012 11:34:43
NOW IN: 54.02%

LW TW artist / album label power index
1 1 ADELE 21 90,854
2 2 DRAKE TAKE CARE 33,907
– 3 SAFETYSUIT THESE TIMES 18,444
11 4 NICKELBACK HERE AND NOW 13,748
29 5 TOBY KEITH CLANCY’S TAVERN 11,059
17 6 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 40 VARIOUS ARTISTS 10,915
33 7 LUKE BRYAN TAILGATES & TANLINES 10,884
4 8 LADY ANTEBELLUM OWN THE NIGHT 10,553
9 9 RIHANNA TALK THAT TALK 10,375
7 10 LMFAO SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING 10,192

18 12 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 8,807
23 13 SCOTTY MCCREERY CLEAR AS DAY 8,461

27 19 DAUGHTRY BREAK THE SPELL 6,520

16 21 KELLY CLARKSON STRONGER 6,068

30 31 MAROON 5 HANDS ALL OVER 4,447
— 32 MIRANDA LAMBERT FOUR THE RECORD 4,369

— 43 TONY BENNETT DUETS II 3,401
— 44 SUSAN BOYLE SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME 3,348

— 50 TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW 2,867

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