Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ To Be Trumped On Album Chart By Nickelback?
Hits Daily Double have published their sales predictions for this week’s album releases, and when next week’s album chart rolls around, it looks like Rihanna be talking a lot of expletive-filled talk. So far the “We Found Love” singer has yet to see an album land in the peak position on Billboard’s Top 200. The closest she came was when third LP Good Girl Gone Bad reached #2. And, according to the mentioned prediction report, RiRi could be headed for the runner-up position once again with Talk That Talk, behind Nickelback’s seventh album Here And Now.
We say “could be” because Hits Daily Double actually notes that Michael Buble might also be a contender for crowning the Top 200 album chart, with his durable, aptly-titled holiday LP Christmas:
“Nickelback will be the top post-Black Friday debut from today and will battle Michael Buble for the #1 album next Tuesday. Drake, in his second week, could be a spoiler, but seems a long shot as of today.”
Here are the estimated numbers HDD has for this week’s releases (interestingly, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way: The Remix doesn’t seem to be a player at all):
Nickelback (Roadrunner) 225-250k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 180-200k
Daughtry (19/RCA) 140-160k
Mary J. Blige (Geffen) 120-140k
Big Time Rush (Nickelodeon/Columbia) 90-110k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 75-90k
Michael Jackson (Epic) 50-60k
Bob Seger, Ultimate Hits (Capitol) 50-55k
Yelawolf (Ghet-O-Vision/Shady/Interscope) 40-50k (11/22p)
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