Kenny Chesney’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey” may retain the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, though there’s an outside chance Toby Keith’s new “Bullets in the Gun” could fire up at No. 1, depending on how the rest of the week shakes out.
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If, as industry sources suggest, Chesney’s “Whiskey” will take another swig atop the list, it will mark the singer’s first multiple-week run at the top of the chart. His previous five leaders all spent one week each at No. 1.
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As for Keith, if “Bullets” bows in the top 10 (which is all but a certainty), it will be his 11th top 10 set. If it reaches No. 1, it will be his fourth.
Neither “Whiskey” or “Bullets” are expected to sell more than 100,000 in the week ending Sunday, Oct. 10.
Other albums aiming for a top 10 entry next week include Bruno Mars’ debut full-length “Doo Wops and Hooligans,” Waka Flocka Flame’s “Flockaveli” and perhaps David Archuleta’s “The Other Side of Down.”
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