The hits from Fox’s “Glee” show no signs of stopping, as the TV series’ latest spin-off album, “Glee Presents the Warblers,” is aiming to debut near the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. The new album consists of songs heard and performed on the show by its fictional Dalton Academy male a capella troupe, led by Darren Criss and Chris Colfer.
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Industry gurus suggest the title may sell around 70,000 copies by week’s end on April 24 (Easter Sunday). Though its first-week figure could be goosed by those looking for Easter basket gifts. (Anything that’s family or kid-friendly tends to perform well over the holiday weekend.)
But a No. 1 bow is likely out of reach for the Warblers men; Adele’s latest album, “21,” will probably return to the top slot for a fifth non-consecutive week.
Aside from the Warblers, the only other new release looking to impact the top 10 next week is Gorillaz’s “The Fall.” Sales of the set could be curbed by how the album — recorded completely on an Apple iPad — was already available for free to the band’s fan club members via its website.
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Aiming to make a jump into the top 10 is the soundtrack to Disney Channel’s “Lemonade Mouth,” which bowed this past week at No. 18 with 21,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Encore airings of the highly watched TV movie (and Easter-basket-fueled purchases) will likely push its second week sales to a robust figure — prompting its move to the top 10.