HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Dec 22-28

Everybody is on holidays, so there are no HDD numbers to report. I imagine that Taylor is still on top of the chart. I expect that Pentatonix will remain second on the sales chart (they’ve got legs) while Nicki should fall further behind because it will be her second week. “Into the Woods” will probably see a lift since the movie was released this week.

Here is a chart of the top album sales of 2014 as of week 51 (compiled by areyoureadytojump – one of the awesome stats keepers at Pulse):

Rank – Estimated 2014 Sales – TITLE – Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
01 – 3,463,000 – FROZEN – Soundtrack ( 3,800,000 )
02 – 3,335,000 – 1989 – Taylor Swift ( 3,335,000 )
03 – 1,128,000 – IN THE LONELY HOUR – Sam Smith ( 1,128,000 )
04 – 1,022,000 – THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME – Pentatonix ( 1,022,000 )
05 – 860,000 – BEYONCÉ – Beyoncé ( 2,162,000 )
06 – 828,000 – PURE HEROINE – Lorde ( 1,514,000 )
07 – 818,000 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL.1 – Soundtrack ( 818,000 )
08 – 812,000 – PARTNERS – Barbra Streisand ( 812,000 )
09 – 800,000 – THE OUTSIDERS – Eric Church ( 800,000 )
10 – 784,000 – GHOST STORIES – Coldplay ( 784,000 )

13 – 713,000 – FOUR – One Direction ( 713,000 )

22 – 575,000 – G I R L – Pharrell Williams ( 575,000 )
23 – 571,000 – V – Maroon 5 ( 571,000 )

44 – 360,000 – MIDNIGHT MEMORIES – One Direction ( 1,456,000 )

54 – 324,000 – BASED ON A TRUE STORY – Blake Shelton ( 1,433,000 )

67 – 266,000 – BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE – Blake Shelton ( 266,000 )

I think that Taylor will likely move past “Frozen” to top the final chart of the year (“Frozen” already has the 2014 Billboard year sewn up because that ended last month). Pentatonix has a chance to move past Sam Smith to have the number 3 album of the year (a group that was damaged by being on a singing competition…). Disney has to be happy to land two Soundtracks in the top 10 and look at Babs go!

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