LMFAO, Florence + the Machine on Track for Billboard 200 Top 10
<p>The Billboard charts are getting extra "Sexy" this week. Electronic/pop/rap duo LMFAO just scored its second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Sexy and I Know It" and now the act is heading for its first top 10 album.</p>
The Billboard charts are getting extra "Sexy" this week.
Industry prognosticators project that the pair's "Sorry for Party Rocking" album will zoom into the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- a first for the set and group. Sources say "Sorry" might sell anywhere between 50,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 2.
On this past week's tally, it rose 24-16 with 74,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan -- a gain of 85%. "Sorry" debuted and peaked at No. 12 on the chart dated July 9 while their first album, "Party Rock," topped out at No. 33 in 2009.
"Sorry" is one of a number of albums that are being promoted in the iTunes Store for a $6.99 sale price. Others that are discounted include Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night," Florence + the Machine's "Ceremonials," Adele's "19," Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" and Foster the People's "Torches."
Florence's set is also poised to hit the top 10 -- for the first time since its debut at No. 6 on Nov. 19, 2011.
On SoundScan's Building chart below -- a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (ending Sunday) as reported by six major merchants, Lady Antebellum, LMFAO and Florence + the Machine are situated at Nos. 4, 5 and 7, respectively.
Adele's "21" is found at No. 1 on the Building tally -- and should return to No. 1 for a 14th non-consecutive week on the Billboard 200. Sources suggest the album will move over 150,000 copies by week's end.
Elsewhere on SoundScan's Building chart, Drake's "Take Care" is No. 2, Young Jeezy's "T M: 103 Hustlerz Ambition" is No. 3 and Coldplay's "Mylo Xyloto" is No. 6. The Black Keys' "El Camino" is No. 8, followed by Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" and Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
|Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart|
|3||3||Young Jeezy||"TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition"|
|4||6||Lady Antebellum||"Own the Night"|
|5||16||LMFAO||"Sorry for Party Rocking"|
|7||20||Florence + the Machine||"Ceremonials"|
|8||9||The Black Keys||"El Camino"|
|9||7||Rihanna||"Talk That Talk"|
|10||23||Lil Wayne||"Tha Carter IV"|
|The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.|