Tom Petty Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
Industry forecasters suggest the set -- which was released on July 29 through Reprise/Warner Bros. Records -- may sell around 100,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 3.
The Billboard 200's new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Though Petty has claimed 21 charting albums on the Billboard 200 -- with 11 of them hitting the top 10 -- he's never visited the top slot. The closest he got was a pair of No. 2 albums: 2010's Mojo debuted and peaked at No. 2, while 1979's Damn the Torpedoes spent seven weeks in the runner-up slot in early 1980. (It was stuck behind Pink Floyd's The Wall.)
After Petty, watch for Eric Clapton's tribute to JJ Cale, The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, to debut possibly in the top five with around 50,000. After that, perhaps Shawn Mendes' four-song self-titled EP may enter with around 45,000.