Eminem, Royce da 5'9" Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

Bad Meets Evil Hits Top 10 on Hot 100, LMFAO Still No. 1

While it's still early on in the week, it looks like super hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil (Eminem and Royce da 5'9") is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with "Hell: the Sequel." Industry sources suggest the set could sell around 150,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 19.

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Aiming for the runner-up slot -- or perhaps No. 1, if things really go her way -- is 11-year old soprano Jackie Evancho with her first full-length major label effort, "Dream With Me." The singer, who finished in second place last year on "America's Got Talent," recruited two big names for "Dream" -- she duets with both Barbra Streisand and fellow reality-TV-star-turned-recording-artist Susan Boyle. "Dream" could sell around 140,000 albums in its first week.

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Adele's "21" album might fall to the No. 3 position, ahead of Owl City's debuting "All Things Bright and Beautiful," which should enter in the top five. Also likely heading for a top 10 debut is Ledisi's new set "Pieces of Me."


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