Country icon George Strait is heading for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new album, "Love Is Everything." Meanwhile, Demi Lovato's fourth studio effort, "Demi," is aiming for a No. 3 bow. According to industry sources, the albums are projected to sell about 120,000 and 110,000, respectively, by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 19.
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Vampire Weekend is winging its way to a second No. 1 album next week. Its new "Modern Vampires of the City" album, released yesterday (May 14), may sell around 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (19), according to industry forecasters.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Selena Gomez scores her first top 10 with "Come & Get It" and Mariah Carey debuts at No. 24 with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel.