HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Aug 11-17

With 48.14% of reports in, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack is set to have its second week at the top of the chart. This mix of classic songs has the makings of a hit. Showing that Disney has a way not just with old songs, but also new songs, the Frozen soundtrack just continues to sell. It is back in the top 5 at number 3.

5 Seconds of Summer is demonstrating legs by coming in at number 2 this week. Last week’s number 2, Now 51 (including X-Factor’s Cher Lloyd) is down to 4th. Sam Smith is 5th (he may hit the top of the Hot 100 this week) and Country mainstay Luke Bryan is 6th. Way down in 7th is the top debut of the week, Troye Sivan. Troye is a South-African born, Australian actor and youtube personality (he was in one of the X-men movies). Godsmack is 8th, Gaslight Anthem (Rock) is debuting 9th and Miranda Lambert (including a duet with Carrie Underwood) climbs back into the top 10.

American Idol’s latest winner, Caleb Johnson is debuting his fantastic, wonderful, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (at least according to the press release) album this week. It is coming in at a relatively dismal 17th in a rather weak week. It may exceed sales predictions from last week… In other news, One Direction is at 38th. Voice judges Pharrell and Blake Shelton are at 44th and 49th respectively.

Caleb sales are not impressive. Few thought they would be. Candice will likely shed her title as the worst selling Idol winner ever.

CHART DATE: 08/18/2014
LAST UPDATE: 08/18/2014 13:29:46
NOW IN: 48.14%

LW TW artist / album label sales index
1 1 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY SOUNDTRACK 34,391
5 2 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 21,767
6 3 FROZEN WALT SOUNDTRACK 19,524
2 4 NOW 51 VARIOUS ARTISTS 16,165
8 5 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR 15,443
13 6 LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL CRASH MY PARTY 14,767
— 7 TROYE SIVAN TRXYE – EP 14,589
3 8 GODSMACK 1000HP 14,112
— 9 GASLIGHT ANTHEM GET HURT 13,983
16 10 MIRANDA LAMBERT PLATINUM 12,614

— 17 CALEB JOHNSON TESTIFY 9,139

44 38 ONE DIRECTION MIDNIGHT MEMORIES 3,349

41 44 PHARRELL WILLIAMS G I R L 2,996

— 49 BLAKE SHELTON BASED ON A TRUE STORY 2,310
49 50 SEETHER BICYCLE ISOLATE & MEDICATE 2,215

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