After finally going on sale yesterday, today usher’s in the eagerly anticipated sales projections. Find out what the ladies are looking to shift each after the jump….
According to Hits Daily Double, the following are what this week’s new releases are set to push:
Nickelback (Roadrunner) 225-250k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 180-200k
Daughtry (19/RCA) 140-160k
Mary J. Blige (Geffen) 120-140k
Big Time Rush (Nickelodeon/Columbia) 90-110k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 75-90k
Michael Jackson (Epic) 50-60k
Bob Seger, Ultimate Hits (Capitol) 50-55k
Yelawolf (Ghet-O-Vision/Shady/Interscope) 40-50k (11/22p)
Surely I speak for the masses when I say “WOW”!
Six albums, six years, and countless number ones later, Rihanna is still unable to command first week numbers worthy of her “status”. A status, which these horrid numbers show, is little more than smoke and mirrors. I mean which ever way it’s spun, the writing’s on the wall: she ain’t no diva.
That said, being the fair and unbias site we are, we can’t ignore Mary’s less than impressive numbers. Like many, we still anticipated higher given her album-selling track record. Yet, without a hit in sight, the figure above is the sore reality of the situation.
Still, though, the final numbers and placings will make for an unmissable read. One thing’s certain; for the 6th consecutive time, Rihanna will not land a #1 album. Smells like a flop if you ask us – especially after the success of ‘We Found Love’.
Perhaps most notable, however, is the lack of upward mobility in the model’s sales; for it makes us wonder how her previous albums mysteriously “disappear” from shelves in the long run. For, if as many people were buying the LP as is being reported, why aren’t they coming back when the next hits stores? Dodgy.