Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Album Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
The top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week should welcome new releases from the likes of Justin Bieber, Wale, Susan Boyle and Miranda Lambert, to name a few.
Bieber's first Christmas effort, "Under the Mistletoe," will likely give the 17-year old his third No. 1 album, as industry sources suggest the set will sell around 200,000 to 220,000 by week's end on Nov. 6. The Biebs' last album, "Never Say Never: The Remixes" (EP) started in the top slot on March 5 with 165,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Depending on how this past week's No. 1 -- Coldplay's "Mylo Xyloto" -- performs in its second week, we could see a No. 2 arrival from rapper Wale. His "Ambition" set could shift anywhere between 150,000 to 175,000. His last release, "Attention Deficit," spent just two weeks on the list, peaking at No. 21. The new album's current single, "That Way," is in its fourth non-consecutive week at No. 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
"Britain's Got Talent" contestant-turned-global phenomenon Susan Boyle should earn the third-biggest debut with her third set, "Someone to Watch Over Me." Prognosticators are forecasting a launch of around 150,000 copies. She bowed at No. 1 with her first two sets: 2009's "I Dreamed a Dream" and last year's Christmas set, "The Gift." "Dream" started with 701,000 while "The Gift" opened with 318,000.
Country superstar Miranda Lambert should net her biggest sales week yet, as "Four the Record" -- her fourth release -- may sell about 120,000 to 140,000. It will easily hand the singer her third top 10 album, following the No. 6 entry of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" in 2007 and the No. 8 start of "Revolution" in 2009.