Eminem Aiming For a No. 1 Return
While Arcade Fire celebrated its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 past this past week with the arrival of "The Suburbs," it's looking like a familiar face will return to the top slot next week: Eminem.
His "Recovery" set will probably skip back to No. 1 as "The Suburbs" is likely take a steep sales slide in its second week and none of this past Tuesday's new releases are aiming to challenge for the top slot.
"Recovery" will probably sell around 135,000 to 150,000 by week's end on Sunday, Aug. 15 -- a sales figure that will likely outpace the rest of the chart field.
Industry prognosticators are suggesting that the tally's biggest debut will come from either Disney Channel's soundtrack to "Camp Rock 2: the Final Jam" or perhaps Black Label Society's "Order of the Black." Each title could sell around 40,000 if all sales forecasts hold steady through the week.