After a long five-year wait, Evanescence is back-and perhaps headed for its second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The band's new self-titled third studio release could sell around 110,000 to 125,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 16--so say industry prognosticators.
While that is probably a big enough sales figure to secure a No. 1 arrival, don't count out the resilient Adele and her "21" album. It sold 112,000 this past week according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has been moving between 110,000 to 154,000 on a weekly basis for the past month-and-a-half. "21" rose a spot to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week and has never left the top four positions since it bowed at No. 1 on March 12.