Snow Patrol, David Crowder Band Aiming High on Billboard 200 Chart
Snow Patrol's 'Empires' Coming Stateside after Strong U.K. Debut
While it seems safe to say that Adele's "21" will hang in at No. 1 for a sweet 16th week on the Billboard 200 chart next week, we could see high debuts from both David Crowder Band and Snow Patrol.
Sources say the former's "Give Us Rest" may sell upwards of 30,000 to 40,000 by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 15. It could arrive in the top five on the tally, notching the act's best rank ever. Meanwhile, Snow Patrol's new "Fallen Empires" is on course to launch with perhaps 30,000.
For David Crowder Band, it could be a bittersweet debut, as the act played its final show at the Passion 2012 conference on Jan. 2 in Atlanta. The act announced its impending disbandment last summer, stating that its new album and recently completed tour would be its last.
The act's last full-length release, 2009's "Church Music," debuted and peaked at No. 11 with 36,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Snow Patrol's last set, "A Hundred Million Suns," topped out where it started -- at No. 9 -- in 2008 off a 48,000 launch.