Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ Is Heading Straight To Number One On The Billboard 200

Mike Wass | June 18, 2014 4:42 pm

Lana Del Rey‘s Ultraviolence is predicted to land at number one on next week’s Billboard 200 ahead of high-profile new albums by Sam Smith, Linkin Park and Jennifer Lopez. The elegant collection of extremely depressing anthems is expected to sell more than 175,000 copies in its first seven days. That’s a huge improvement on Born To Die‘s opening bow of 77,000 in early 2012.

The moody diva won’t be the only one popping bottles. Newcomer Sam Smith could have a first-week sales tally in excess of 150,000 with critically-acclaimed debut LP In The Lonely Hour. Rock veterans Linkin Park are also expected to join the six-figure club with a sales prediction of 100,000+ copies for The Hunting Party. Unfortunately, J Lo doesn’t have as much to celebrate. A.K.A. is on track to shift 30,000 — 35,000 units. However, it could have legs if dance anthems “Booty” or “Tens” find love at radio over the summer.

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[Via Billboard].

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