Billboard 200 Preview: 'Watch The Throne,' Luke Bryan Headed for Top
Next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart is all but locked up by Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne," as it is on track to sell more than 500,000 copies in its first week according to industry prognosticators.
The collaborative set will blow away all competitors, including the week's likely runner-up, Luke Bryan's new "Tailgates & Tanlines," which is aiming to debut with perhaps 115,000 copies sold.
While a No. 1 for Bryan isn't seemingly in the cards, he will at least be happy to know "Tailgates" will mark not just his highest charting set yet, but it will easily score his best sales week ever. His last full-length set, "Doin' My Thing," debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2009 with 58,000 -- his previous high-water mark.
Other albums looking to jump onto the tally next week include the "Now 39" compilation and the "Glee 3D Concert Movie" soundtrack. The former will perhaps enter the top five with around 110,000 while the "Glee" set might make the top 10 with maybe 30,000.