Rolling Stones, 'Glee' Battle It Out For No. 1 On Billboard 200

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CIRCA 1967: Rock and roll band 'The Rolling Stones' pose for a portrait in circa 1967. (L-R) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Its "Glee" versus the Glimmer Twins on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart.

Industry gurus seem to think the "Glee: Showstoppers" soundtrack will debut at No. 1, selling perhaps 80,000 to 100,000 copies by week's end on May 23. The cast of "Glee" notched its first No. 1 recently with "The Power of Madonna," when that seven-song mini-album arrived in the penthouse with 98,000. "Showstoppers" is the third proper full-length soundtrack from the hit Fox TV show. The first two volumes arrived in quick succession last November and December.

But another album looking for a high placement on the Billboard 200 next week is the Rolling Stones' lavish reissue of its 1972 album "Exile on Main Street." There's a chance that the set -- which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the chart that year -- could give the "Glee" album a run for its money for No. 1 next week.

Other sets expected to debut high on the Billboard 200 next week include Black Keys' "Brothers," Band of Horses' "Infinite Arms," Nas and Damian Marley's "Distant Relatives" and LCD Soundsystem's "This Is Happening."

On the Digital Songs chart, watch for Miley Cyrus' new single "Can't Be Tamed" to make a splashy entrance very high on the tally. A top five debut seems to be possible, with a top three entry likely.


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