Keith Urban Aiming for Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Janelle Monae are also heading for significant debuts on the Billboard 200.
Country star Keith Urban is possibly heading for his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the singer/guitarist's new release, "Fuse," may sell around 100,000 to 110,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 15.
If it tops the list -- the top 10 of which will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 18 -- it will mark his second leader, following 2009's "Defying Gravity." Urban's last studio set, 2010's "Get Closer," debuted and peaked at No. 7 with an opening week of 162,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan).
If Urban doesn't come in at No. 1 next week, that honor will fall to the Weeknd's debut full-length studio set, "Kiss Land." The singer's album might move around 90,000 to 100,000. It follows his compilation set, "Trilogy," which bowed at No. 4 last year, moving 86,000 in its first week. ("Trilogy" gathered up his three previously released mixtapes, which were issued throughout 2011.)
Other albums set for significant debuts on next week's chart include 2 Chainz's "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time" with around 55,000 and Janelle Monae's "The Electric Lady" with 50,000. Also on deck for high arrivals: Arctic Monkey's "AM" (35,000) and Sheryl Crow's debut country album, "Feels Like Home" (30,000 or so).