2:49 pm - 11/14/2012

Xtina, 1D, Weeknd, Lana Del Rey & Twilight Sales Forecasts

It's beginning to feel a lot like the holidays, and not just because we're already plowed on eggnog.

Syco/Columbia's One Direction is expected to sell a teenage riot of 525-575k on their way to #1 this week, and while nothing else in the current crop of debuts will put up numbers like that, they're all likely to end up under the tree, in the stocking or appended to a mesh bag of Chanukah gelt.

The Weeknd from XO/Republic is on track to move 95-105k; the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 ST from Chop Shop/Atlantic should bite off 85-90k; and the latest from RCA diva and The Voice star Christina Aguilera is set to rack up 75-80k.

Returning rockers Soundgarden will scare up 70-75k with their Seven Four/Republic comeback disc, while Interscope's Lana Del Rey is set for 65-70k with her EP. Dos, the second album in Green Day's trilogy (Warner Bros.), will break off 65-70k.

What else? Reprise's Deftones will crank up 60-65k; Syco/Columbia vocalist Susan Boyle is expected to do 35-40k; a set from the late Whitney Houston (RCA) should move similar numbers; The Rolling Stones' greatest-hits-plus set GRRR! (UMe) will likely roll out 27-30k; Aaron Lewis (Blaster/Warner Bros. Nashville) is looking like 18-21k; and Madison Gate's Pentatonix will clear 10-15k.

Speaking of things going in stockings, 26 CIA operatives will spend the next two weeks reading steamy e-mails from craggy, middle-aged generals. They will spend the subsequent two weeks curled up in a fetal position, whimpering softly.

backincharge 14th-Nov-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Album sales continue to drop though, unless you're a huge name.

XTina didn't really do anything for this album sos I'd say the fact she can shift 75-80k on her name alone is pretty impressive.
robertsbox_xo 14th-Nov-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
impressive is not the right word sis
p2bab 14th-Nov-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
keri fucken HILSON did better than her.
backincharge 15th-Nov-2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Like I told the other person, all things considered, it's good for her.

And Keri's album came out two years ago. The industry just keeps falling and album sales continue to suffer for most people.

Look at the UK, all it takes to get a number 1 album now is selling like 40,000 copies and unfortunately that's considered pretty good for the UK now.
hahahey 14th-Nov-2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
lol come on now, ilh but only selling 75-80K is pathetic. Bey sold like 400K with the same lackluster promo for 4 and a complete flop lead single.
backincharge 15th-Nov-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
I'm not saying it's great but for her and all things considered, it's good for her.
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