As the title of Britney Spears‘ new album points out, the singer has had a ‘Glory’ filled career.
However, it’s been officially confirmed that her 9th studio effort will not reign atop of the Billboard 200 in its opening week.
Per Hits Daily Double, it’s been revealed that the 34-year-old’s latest LP sold in the region of 91,000 (pure sales) and 115,992 (with streams).
All factors considered, some will assert that the total is commendable — given her previous project’s 100k opening and the current sales climate. Others will question the present-day viability of an act whose name “should” be shifting more units.
What is unquestionable is that the numbers will only be enough for a #3 placing on the Billboard count.
The legendary Barbra Streisand proves that age really is just a number. Because at 74 year’s old, she will occupy the top spot with her ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway’ album. Per HDD, the release sold 149,934 in pure sales and 151,116 with streams.
Sandwiched between Brit and Babs at #2 are Florida Georgina Line; their ‘Dig Your Roots’ LP hit 128,727 in pure sales and 148,175 with streams.
Check back tomorrow for the official Billboard/Nielsen stats. For fans hoping for a drastic differential, typically there’s next to no movement.
That said, anything can happen. Stay tuned.