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Rick Ross is aiming for his best sales week ever, as "God Forgives, I Don't," is tracking to sell around 200,000 copies by week's end on Aug. 5.
That number -- forecasted by industry sources -- should easily claim the hip-hop king his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week. He's topped the list previously with 2006's "Port of Miami," 2008's "Trilla" and 2009's "Deeper Than Rap."
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Ross' best sales week so far was posted when "Trilla" entered with 198,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ross' last album, "Telfon Don," started with 176,000 at No. 2 on the chart dated Aug. 7, 2010. (It was blocked from No. 1 by Eminem's "Recovery," which was in its fifth straight week at the top.)
Ross will easily outshine every other debut next week, but a couple other titles are looking to make bows near the top 10. Joss Stone's "The Soul Sessions Vol. 2" and Gloriana's "Thousand Miles Left Behind" are both on course for a top 10 start. They may each sell about 20,000.