Jennifer Hudson and Kellie Pickler both dropped brand-new albums this week. Music industry magazine, Hits Daily Double predicts their first week sales.
Jennifer Hudson’s debut release is set to move 215-225k this week. HDD predicts the number could trend even higher after her non-singing appearance on Oprah Winfrey today to promote her upcoming movie The Secret Life of Bees.
Some solid numbers there for J-Hud. Jennifer’s single “Spotlight” sits at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Airplay charts.
The prediction for Kellie Pickler’s latest is 40K, which if accurate, would be a nearly 50% drop off from from her debut Small Town Girl which opened at 79K two years ago. I’m sure the sad state of the music industry and the economy is playing a role here, but still–ouch. Her single from the album “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” sits at #26 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It’s been charting for 26 weeks and has yet to crack the Top 20.
Kellie’s doing better, at least, than another country Idol blond, Kristy Lee Cook, who has only sold 14, 000 of her debut album “Why Wait”–4, 000 this week and 10, 000 her opening week.
That’s a double ouch.