David Crowder Band Headed for No. 2 Debut
David Crowder Band Headed for No. 2 Debut

On Billboard's Building chart, Adele's "21" is at No. 1 while new albums from David Crowder Band ("Give Us Rest") and Snow Patrol ("Fallen Empires") appear at Nos. 2 and 3. The two albums are aiming to sell around 35,000-40,000 and 30,000 each, respectively.

For David Crowder Band, it could be a bittersweet debut, as the act played its final show at the Passion 2012 conference on Jan. 2 in Atlanta. The act announced its impending disbandment last summer, stating that its new album and recently completed tour would be its last.

The act's last full-length release, 2009's "Church Music," debuted and peaked at No. 11 with 36,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Elsewhere on the Building tally, after four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart, Rebelution could be on its way to its first top 20 set (maybe even top 10) on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), the act's just-released album "Peace of Mind" is No. 9 -- a great indicator for where it could end up on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (ending Sunday, Jan. 15) as reported by six major merchants.

While Rebelution has had success on the Reggae chart, they've never been higher than No. 54 on the Billboard 200, when "Bright Side of Life" debuted and peaked at No. 54 on the chart dated Aug. 22, 2009.

Elsewhere on the Building chart, Adele's "21" is at No. 1 while new albums from David Crowder Band ("Give Us Rest") and Snow Patrol ("Fallen Empires") appear at Nos. 2 and 3. The two albums are aiming to sell around 35,000-40,000 and 30,000 each, respectively.

The Black Keys' "El Camino" is No. 4, Drake's "Take Care" is No. 5 and Young Jeezy's "T M:103 Hustlerz Ambition" is No. 6. Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" (No. 7), Nickelback's "Here and Now" (No. 8) and Skrillex's "Bangarang" (No. 10) round out the rest of the Building chart's top 10.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart
Rank LW
BB 200
Artist Title
1 1 Adele "21"
2 NEW David Crowder Band "Give Us Rest"
3 NEW Snow Patrol "Fallen Empires"
4 3 The Black Keys "El Camino"
5 2 Drake "Take Care"
6 4 Young Jeezy "T M:103 Hustlerz Ambition"
7 6 Rihanna "Talk That Talk"
8 11 Nickelback "Here and Now"
9 NEW Rebelution "Peace of Mind"
10 14 Skrillex "Bangarang"
The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.

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