Susan Boyle Expected At #1 Again, Chris Brown’s Sales Not So Hot
After spending two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with I Dreamed A Dream, Susan Boyle is now being projected by the industry publication to stay perched at the top for a third time.
The Scottish hellcat’s debut has already sold 1.23 million copies in only its first 14 days of release, and Billboard says she could move anywhere from 500,000 to 600,000 more by the time next week’s chart is published. In fact, with four sales weeks left in 2009 for shoppers to snatch up Boyle’s set of standards, she just might overtake Grammy nominee Taylor Swift (at 2.53 million with Fearless) and land the year’s best-selling album overall.
Chris Brown, on the other hand, seems to be going toe-to-toe with the second Glee soundtrack. Billboard projects Glee—The Music, Vol. 2 to sell anywhere from 110,000 to 120,000 copies in its first week. Brown’s Graffiti is possibly on track to shift 95,000 (ouch!) to 110,000.
And for those choosing sides, that’s about 70,000 less than Rihanna recently sold during week one with Rated-R.