There are many ways to “win” musically and it seems Justin Timberlake is set to achieve them all with new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’.
A chart blockbuster out of the gate, the ‘Suit & Tie’ led LP is set to extend its stay atop of the Billboard 200 next week and in the process will deny Lil Wayne‘s hotly anticipated ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ the #1 spot.
According to Hits Daily Double, next week’s numbers are poised to be…
Justin Timberlake (RCA) 300-325k
* Lil Wayne (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) 200-210k
* Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 180-190k
* OneRepublic (Interscope) 55-60k
* Depeche Mode (Columbia) 55-60k
* Alan Jackson (Capitol Nashville) 45-50k
Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 40-45k
* The Strokes (RCA) 35-40k
P!nk (RCA) 30-35k
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 30-35k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 30-35k
Imagine Dragons (Interscope) 28-32k
* Sevendust (7Brothers) 28-32k
* Thompson Square (Stoney Creek) 28-32k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 27-30k
Les Miserables (Republic) 24-27k
Now 45 (Capitol) 24-27k
Needless to say, congrats are once again in order for Team Timberlake.
To put it into context, JT is selling in his second week what some recent releases have yet to sell in total. The slayage.
Randomness: Lil Wayne’s sales are surprising. For despite controversy-soaked publicity, his latest numbers are a far cry from the 964,000 first week figures of 2011’s ‘Tha Carter IV’. Interestingly, the predecessor to this project, 2010’s ‘I Am Not A Human Being’, opened at #2 with 110, 000 as a digital-only release; going on to claim the top spot two weeks later with 125,000 sold once physical CD arrived in stores.