One Direction “Take Me Home” Headed to a Billboard #1 (Daily Numbers Thread)

Here is your weekend numbers thread! The big news is the sophomore CD from One Direction, which is set to more more then 500K units in its first week of sales.

As earlier reported, One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry forecasters say the group’s second album, “Take Me Home” (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 to 575,000 sold by week’s end on Sunday, Nov. 19. No other album will come close to selling that many copies this week, so One Direction’s path to No. 1 is clear.

And Christina Aguilera’s comeback won’t be as successful as “Bionic”:

Pop diva Christina Aguilera is poised for a top 10 return, as her new “Lotus” will likely bloom with around 75,000. It’s her first studio album since 2010’s “Bionic” arrived in the No. 3 slot with 111,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan).

Via Billboard

Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart

1 NEW One Direction “Take Me Home”
2 NEW The Weeknd “Trilogy”
3 1 Taylor Swift “Red”
4 NEW Lana Del Rey “Paradise”
5 NEW Christina Aguilera “Lotus”
6 NEW Soundtrack “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”
7 NEW Soundgarden “King Animal”
8 NEW Deftones “Koi No Yokan”
9 NEW Green Day “Dos”
10 3 Rod Stewart “Merry Christmas, Baby”

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