HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Oct 3-9

UPDATE: HDD Final
1 SCOTTY MCCREERY MERC CLEAR AS DAY 198, 500

4 3 TONY BENNETT DUETS II 70, 816 -21%
15 15 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 19, 974 -2%

With 54.02% of the market reporting, HDD has Scotty out to a very convincing lead. How convincing? The current totals have him selling more than the rest of the top 5 put together. That’s probably not going to last, but it is totally fun to see an Idol at the top of the album heap because it has been a while. Scotty is predicted to retain the top position with around 170K-190K in sales. Kelly, Ruben and Clay are the only other Idols to debut in first (and Daughtry’s debut album did eventually get there which is impressive in its own way). It will be exciting to see what the final estimates are later today and what the true numbers end up being when they are announced tomorrow (or maybe leaked by the label tonight).

Adele is hanging out in second, as she often is and Lady Antebellum owns third. J Cole, who had last week’s number 1 album is 4th. Tony Bennett is showing some legs at 5th. His album features a duet with Carrie Underwood. Lil Wayne isn’t going anywhere at 6th which makes me think that a “Tha Carter V” is in our future. Jason Aldean, partly due to his duet with Kelly Clarkson, continues to party at 7th. Now 39 is at 9th while Luke and Brantley are at 8th and 10th respectively making it so half the acts in the top 10 come from the Country format.

The Voice judge Blake Shelton is at 18th, AGT’s Jackie Evancho is at 41st and Pink Floyd has added another brick to its wall at 50th.

CHART DATE: 10/10/2011
LAST UPDATE: 10/10/2011 18:55:09
NOW IN: 54.02%

LW TW artist / album label power index
— 1 SCOTTY MCCREERY CLEAR AS DAY 137, 914
3 2 ADELE 21 56, 201
6 3 LADY ANTEBELLUM OWN THE NIGHT 34, 155
1 4 J COLE COLE WORLD: THE SIDELINE STORY 24, 155
4 5 TONY BENNETT DUETS II 21, 300
7 6 LIL WAYNE THA CARTER IV 19, 801
15 7 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 14, 726
19 8 LUKE BRYAN TAILGATES & TANLINES 12, 621
22 9 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 39 VARIOUS ARTISTS 11, 612
16 10 BRANTLEY GILBERT HALFWAY TO HEAVEN 11, 254

33 18 BLAKE SHELTON RED RIVER BLUE 7, 267

50 41 JACKIE EVANCHO DREAM WITH ME 3, 441

12 50 PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 2, 384

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