"nothing was the same" to sell 675-725k + debut @ #1

YOUR NEW RELEASES: Drake kicks off Q4 in earnest with what will be the second-biggest debut of the year so far. Although the hip-hop megastar's first-week number will be massive, we're duty-bound to note that Kings of Leon will also make some noise next week, and Cher's new batch of EDM anthems is looking at a strong bow, as is another veteran superstar, Elton John, whose new one is earning some stellar reviews. Here are this week's key new releases:

Drake (YM/CM/Republic) 675-725k
Kings of Leon (RCA) 115-125k
Cher (Warner Bros.) 60-70k
Elton John (Capitol) 40-50k
Dream Theater (Roadrunner) 30-35k
Krewella (Columbia) 20-23k
Sting (Interscope) 19-22k
Metallica (Blackened/Rhino) 19-22k
Alan Jackson (Capitol Nashville) 15-17k
R5 (Hollywood) 15-17k
Gov't Mule (Blue Note) 14-16k
Icona Pop (Atlantic) 13-15k
Chvrches (Glassnote) 13-15k
Sammy Hagar (Frontiers) 13-15k
Glee Cast (Columbia) 12-14k

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