With Eminem's new album on course for a blockbuster first week, are there any other albums left this year than can also rack up huge, half-million-plus debuts? On course for big album debuts in 2013 are One Direction, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, but can they surpass Marshall Mathers?
One Direction channel their inner Elvis in the video for next single "Kiss You," strutting around in a "Jailhouse Rock" backdrop as well as in several other all-American scenes that pair well with the song's syrupy sweet pop hooks.
For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012.