Marc Anthony, Rich Gang Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart
Anthony could land his first Spanish-language top 10 with "3.0" as Selena Gomez heads for No. 1.
As previously reported, Selena Gomez is heading for her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest her new set "Stars Dance" could sell around 90,000 to 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, July 28.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, July 31.
Jay Z's current No. 1 album, "Magna Carta. . . Holy Grail," should slip to No. 2 with perhaps 75,000 copies. Right behind him could be the "Teen Beach Movie" soundtrack, which could surge to around 50,000 sold in its second week. It debuted on this past week's chart at No. 8 with 25,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The second-highest debut on next week's top 10 could be Marc Anthony's "3.0," which may launch with around 30,000 sold. The Latin superstar's last album, "Iconos," started with 24,000 at No. 11 in 2010.
If "3.0" starts in the top 10, it will be his first Spanish-language top 10 set, and his first 10 overall since 2002's "Mended" debuted and peaked at No. 3. "3.0" may also net his largest sales week since 2004, when "Amar Sin Mentiras" opened with 35,000 at No. 26.
One more album has the potential for a top 10 debut next week: the new "Rich Gang" album from Young Money and Cash Money Records. Billed under the name Rich Gang, the compilation set features guests ranging from Rick Ross and Chris Brown to R. Kelly and Future. The album might move around 20,000 copies.
On SoundScan's Building chart (below), Gomez is No. 1, followed by Jay Z and the "Teen Beach Movie" soundtrack. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week as reported by six major merchants.
As for the rest of the top 10: The "Kidz Bop 24" album is at No. 4, Anthony and Rich Gang are Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, and Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times" sits at No. 7. Sara Bareilles' "The Blessed Unrest" follows at No. 8, with Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" (No. 9) and the Rolling Stones' new live set, "Hyde Park Live" (No. 10) rounding out the top 10.
|Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart|
|1||NEW||Selena Gomez||"Stars Dance"|
|2||1||Jay Z||"Magna Carta. . . Holy Grail"|
|3||8||Soundtrack||"Teen Beach Movie"|
|4||3||Kidz Bop Kids||"Kidz Bop 24"|
|6||NEW||Rich Gang||"Rich Gang"|
|7||5||Florida Georgia Line||"Here's to the Good Times"|
|8||2||Sara Bareilles||"The Blessed Unrest"|
|9||6||Imagine Dragons||"Night Visions"|
|10||NEW||The Rolling Stones||"Hyde Park Live"|
|The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.|