1. Silversun Pickups, Tank, Karmin and Keane Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    May 11, 2012 9:02 PM EDT Carrie Underwood 's "Blown Away" may find itself at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fending off Adele 's "21." Industry sources suggest Underwood's fourth album will sell between 95,000 and 110,000 by the end of the tracking week…

  2. Norah Jones, B.o.B and Marilyn Manson Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    May 04, 2012 10:05 PM EDT Carrie Underwood is going to blow away the competition this week, as her "Blown Away" album should easily top the Billboard 200 chart -- so say industry sources. The country diva's fourth studio album is on track to sell between 275,000 and 300,000 copies by the end of the…

  3. Jason Mraz, Lionel Richie, Train & Future Set for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 20, 2012 9:29 PM EDT While Jason Mraz and Lionel Richie are still duking it out for No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rock band Train and rapper Future are headed for the top 10. Mraz and Richie are gunning for the top slot next week with their respective "Love is a Four Letter Word"…

  4. Monica, Bonnie Raitt and Counting Crows Aiming High on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2012 8:57 PM EDT R&B singer Monica is heading for her fifth straight top 10 album, as "New Life" is aiming to sell around 60,000 by week's end on Sunday, April 15, according to industry sources. That figure might be enough to give her a top five placing on the tally next week. The new…

  5. Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    April 06, 2012 8:23 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is on track to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while Rascal Flatts is heading for its eighth top 10 set. Industry sources suggest Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" will sell around 215,000 to 235,000 and easily debut at No. 1 while Rascal Flatts' …

  6. Madonna, Lionel Richie Aiming for Top Two on Billboard 200

    March 30, 2012 8:04 PM EDT As previously reported, Madonna 's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie 's "Tuskegee" are on track to debut at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, rock band Shinedown is also on track for a top 10 debut with its latest studio set …

  7. 'Hunger Games,' Shins and Odd Future Are Top 10 Bound

    March 23, 2012 7:38 PM EDT The just-released "The Hunger Games" soundtrack seems to be on a steady course for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that the album will sell at least 175,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, March 25. Adele's "…

  8. One Direction vs. Adele: Who'll Be No. 1 on Billboard 200?

    March 16, 2012 11:05 PM EDT The U.K. pop group One Direction is aiming for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart next week with its first album, "Up All Night." However, Adele 's "21" may block the quintet from the top with a return to No. 1. A DAY IN THE LIFE: ONE DIRECTION Candid…

  9. 'Project X' Soundtrack Gunning for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 09, 2012 7:36 PM EST 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…

  10. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 7:20 PM EST The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, so say industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third straight week, while joined in the top 10 by the…

  11. Adele's '21' May Sell 300,000 In 22nd Week at No. 1

    February 24, 2012 7:34 PM EST Adele 's massive sales figures just keep piling up. Her "21" set, which took home the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, should spend its 22nd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album could sell another 300,000 copies by…

  12. VIDEO: Glee's Grant Gustin On 'Epic' New Episode, 'Plot Twists'

    February 20, 2012 12:24 PM EST Gustin Also Discusses 'Hunger Games' Rumors, Kissing Darren Criss & More "Glee's" Grant Gustin says the Feb. 21 "winter finale" episode of the Fox TV series is a "really exciting one" with "epic plot twists that I don't think anybody…

  13. Adele's '21' Bump Getting Bigger: Now Aiming for 650-680,000 Sales Week

    February 17, 2012 9:24 PM EST Adele 's "21" is shaping up to have an even bigger week than first thought. Presently, the set is now projected to sell somewhere in the range of 650,000 to 680,000 by week's end on Sunday, Feb. 19, according to industry sources. That's up from the half-million-plus…

  14. Van Halen, the Fray, Dierks Bentley & Paul McCartney: Heading for Top 10

    February 10, 2012 8:10 PM EST As Grammy Awards weekend descends upon us, we're looking towards next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, where a bevy of new releases are aiming for high debuts. Van Halen could notch its first No. 1 album since 1996 with its new "A Different Kind of Truth," however, Adele…

  15. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 Next Week on Billboard 200

    February 08, 2012 5:30 PM EST Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele 's "21" stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth" may sell about 180,000 to 200,000 copies by…

  16. Lana Del Rey & Leonard Cohen: Billboard Top 10 Bound

    February 03, 2012 8:01 PM EST Lana Del Rey's major label full-length debut album, "Born to Die," is off to a fast start. Industry sources say that the set may sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5. That should easily give the album at No. 2 debut on the…

  17. Debuts Poised to Litter Top 10 Next Week

    January 27, 2012 10:00 PM EST Tim McGraw, Lamb of God, Ingrid Michaelson & Kellie Pickler All Eye Big Starts Things are going to start heating up on the Billboard 200 next week. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), we're getting a sneak peak at what could debut in the Billboard 200's top 10,…

  18. Josh Thompson Revs Up 'Change Is Comin' Tour

    January 25, 2012 10:00 AM EST Exclusive: Tour Dates, Plus 'Way Out Here' Star Talks New Record The music industry tends to shift into high gear in January following a restful Christmas holiday. One country star who is definitely in that mindset right now is Josh Thompson . Not only is the Wisconsin native…

  19. 'Joyful Noise' Soundtrack Could Soar Into Top 10 Next Week

    January 20, 2012 9:57 PM EST The soundtrack to the film "Joyful Noise," which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton , is aiming to make a praiseworthy leap straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), the album is at No. 8 -- which suggests the set…

  20. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We'll take a…

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