While Adele's "21" and Bruce Springsteen's new "Wrecking Ball" are vying for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart next week, the soundtrack to "Project X" is poised to the crash the party in the top three.
The companion album to the film about a house party that gets out of control might be headed for No. 3 with perhaps 20,000 to 30,000 sold by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 11. Last week, the album bowed at No. 23 with 17,000 sold in its debut frame.
Meanwhile, both Adele and Springsteen's sets are looking to sell over 200,000 copies each.
On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), Springsteen is No. 1 while Adele is No. 2 and the "Project X" soundtrack comes in at No. 3. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week as reported by six major merchants.
As for the rest of the top 10 on the Building Chart, the "Now 41" compilation is found at No. 4, Tyga's "Careless World" is No. 5 and Drake's "Take Care" sits at No. 6. Fun.'s "Some Nights" is No. 7, Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" is at No. 8 and Luke Bryan's "Tailgates & Tanlines" is No. 9. Rounding out the top 10 is Andrew Bird's new "Break It To Yourself" at No. 10.
Do note that Whitney Houston's catalog of older albums are missing from the Building Chart as it does not include old titles. However, all will be present on the Billboard 200 next week (as it features both new and old sets).
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, March 14.
|Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart|
|1||NEW||Bruce Springsteen||"Wrecking Ball"|
|4||4||Various Artists||"Now 41"|
|8||9||Rihanna||"Talk That Talk"|
|9||18||Luke Bryan||"Tailgates & Tanlines"|
|10||NEW||Andrew Bird||"Break It Yourself"|
|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.|