Sara Bareilles Aiming High on Next Week's Billboard 200
Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it's looking like Sara Bareilles' sophomore set "Kaleidoscope Heart," released Tuesday (Sept. 7), will be the tally's highest new entry. Industry prognosticators are suggesting that the new set could possibly sell around 80,000 to 100,000 by week's end on Sept. 12.
A No. 1 debut for Bareilles is possible, but she'll have to contend with the second week of this past week's No. 1, Disturbed's "Asylum," along with the still-consistently-selling "Recovery" from Eminem. "Asylum" arrived atop the chart with 179,000 while "Recovery" held at No. 3 with 93,000 (down just 6%). For the latter, that was its smallest sales frame in its 11 weeks on the list.
Bareilles first set, "Little Voice," peaked at No. 7 in 2008. It has so far sold 994,000 in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.