Eminem's 'Recovery' On Course to Spend Fourth Week At No. 1
Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, while Eminem's "Recovery" is on course to spend a fourth straight week at No. 1, Korn is looking to collect its 10th top 10 album with "Korn III: Remember Who You Are."
Industry prognosticators are projecting that the rock band's new set could sell around 60,000 by week's end on Sunday, July 18. Korn's last studio effort, 2007's "Untitled," debuted at No. 2 with 123,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Other new albums released this week that will start high include Sting's classical crossover effort "Symphonicities," the Maine's "Black & White" and M.I.A.'s "/\/\ /\ Y /\." Sting might sell in the range of 30,000 to 40,000, while the Maine's and M.I.A.'s "/\/\ /\ Y /\" may each shift around 25,000.
Next week's album charts competes with the same week in 2009 when Daughtry was the week's top seller, as the band's "Leave This Town" bowed with 269,000 copies. Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" slid to the No. 2 spot with 192,000 (down 45%). Jackson still owned six out of the top 10-selling albums for a second week, with additional titles at Nos. 3, 4, 8, 9 and 10.