Despite a series of false starts and lukewarm received singles, Gwen Stefani‘s celebrity (see: highly publicized romance with country singer Blake Shelton, stints on ‘The Voice,’ divorce, and more) is proving itself fuel enough to launch her third album ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like.’
Yet, while early predictions had it the pop/ska-soaked set would lend Gwen her lowest first week sales to date, they also reported she’d lead next week’s Billboard 200 with album equivalent sales of 68,000-73,000. Ousting ‘Work’ wailer Rihanna from the top spot, refreshed reports indicate Stefani will steal the #1 position with an amount even higher than previously projected.
Find out her new predicted sum below:
New 1st Week Prediction: 81,000 – 88,000 SPS
Gwen Stefani is aiming for her first solo No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with her latest release, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Industry forecasters suggest the set could earn around 80,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 24. That should be enough for the title to debut atop the chart dated April 9…