Kris Allen Will Not Pull Off An ‘American Idol’ Hat Trick On The Album Chart Next Week

Robbie Daw | May 24, 2012 - 1:42 pm

This week Adam Lambert made American Idol-related chart history when his LP Trespassing succeeded Blown Away by fellow AI alum Carrie Underwood at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 — a first for onetime Idol contestants. But the hopes of those looking to Kris Allen to pull off a threepeat of sorts with Thank You Camellia are likely to be dashed by the time next week’s chart rolls around.

Billboard has John Mayer’s latest LP Born And Raised pegged as the next #1, and indicates that industry sources say it could sell upwards of 220,000 copies by the time data is added up. Both Allen’s Thank You Camellia and Haley Reinhart’s debut Listen Up are expected to crack the Top 20.