Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard sat down with Billboard following their Artist Development Case Study panel (complete with Fireball shots). Here, the duo discuss the new deluxe edition of their album, NYC's country fans and their MSG dreams, and this weekend's American Music Awards, their four nominations and seeing their "buddy" Ed Sheeran, Nelly and Taylor Swift.
Sara Bareilles is heading for No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with her new album, "The Blessed Unrest." Industry sources say the set should sell around 65,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on July 21.
Florida Georgia Line reaches a new peak on the chart in its 32nd week as the album rises 5-4. And venue sales generated earlier this month spur a 1,299% gain for Alexis Spight's "L.O.L." and its best sales week yet. Click through for more chart news on Chrisette Michele, Ellie Goulding, John Mayer and more.
After Ciara's last album missed the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, the R&B/pop singer is making a comeback with her new self-titled set. Industry sources forecast that her new album (released on July 9) should debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200. The title could sell between 55,000 and 60,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on July 14.
R&B singer Joe and rock band Relient K could both earn new top 10 albums next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast Joe's new "Double Back: Evolution of R&B" may sell 25,000 or so by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, July 7. Meanwhile, Relient K's "Collapsible Lung" could sell around 15,000.