Rick Ross Likely to Unseat Eminem on Billboard 200 Next Week
Next week, it looks like Rick Ross' fourth studio album "Teflon Don" could be the Billboard 200's new No. 1, as industry prognosticators predict the set might sell somewhere around the 150,000 to 180,000 range.
Ross' first three studio efforts all debuted at No. 1 as well, with his last one, 2009's "Deeper Than Rap," arriving with 158,000. Eminem's "Recovery," which has been No. 1 for four weeks running, will likely slide to No. 2.
Sheryl Crow's "100 Miles From Memphis" might be the chart's second-biggest new entry, with perhaps 45,000 to 55,000. The singer/songwriter's last effort, "Detours," debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 92,000 in 2008. It was her fourth set to top out at No. 2 -- she has yet to claim a No. 1 album.
The new "Kidz Bop 18" collection may start with somewhere in the 35,000 to 45,000 range, while the Jonas Brothers' soundtrack to its "Jonas L.A." Disney Channel series could also bow in the top 10 with maybe 30,000.
Next week's album charts competes with the same week in 2009 when Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" returned to No. 1 with 154,000 (down 20%), marking its fourth non-consecutive week as the country's best-selling set. Demi Lovato's "Here We Go Again" opened as the second-biggest album, with 108,000.