Kelly Clarkson's latest record is Piece-ing together a healthy bow on next week's albums chart. Industry prognosticators are saying the pop diva could see 75-80,000 in cold hard album sales, by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (March 8). With streaming and track-equivalent albums (10 singles equals one album) calculated in, the EDM-soaked Piece by Piece is likely to arrive with 85-90,000 units.
Of course, these numbers are only one-day projections and will fluctuate in the coming days, especially heading into the weekend. Clarkson's promo tour has been in full swing this week, including such high-profile appearances on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America.
The album's lead-in HeartBeat Song is sitting tall outside the Top 20 on pop radio, with the follow-up Invincible already in the works soon.
Hits Daily Double also breaks down several other key debuts:
- Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher's Daughter: 35-40k sales; 40-45k (SPS+TEA)
- Third Day, Lead Us Back: 25-28k sales; 27-30k (SPS+TEA)
- Rixton, Let the Road 12-14k sales; 14-16k (SPS+TEA)
If you haven't had a chance, check out Popdust's complete album review.
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