As J. Cole is looking to snag his first No. 1 album — with his first release — next week on the Switchfoot — could both bow in the region. Their new albums are Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, on the Building chart. Finally, Mastodon sits at No. 10 on the list with its new “The Hunter” album, but a top 10 berth on the Billboard 200 isn’t guaranteed for the set.
Glancing at the Building tally, there are a number of titles that look as if they are going to fall straight out of the Billboard 200’s top 10 after debuting there last week. The droppers: Demi Lovato’s “Unbroken,” NeedToBreathe’s “The Reckoning,” Mindless Behavior’s “#1 Girl,” Gavin DeGraw‘s “Sweeter” and Pearl Jam‘s “Pearl Jam Twenty.”
The final Billboard 200 chart won’t be unveiled until the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5. But until then, we have a preview of what the top 10 might look like, courtesy of SoundScan’s Building Chart (See Below).
|Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart|
|1||NEW||J. Cole||“Cole World: the Sideline Story”|
|4||1||Tony Bennett||“Duets II”|
|5||2||Lady Antebellum||“Own the Night”|
|6||NEW||Wilco||“The Whole Love”|
|7||5||Lil Wayne||“Tha Carter IV”|
|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.|