West Coast rapper Game’s Jesus Piece first-week sales projections still have him missing out debuting at number one but the LP’s estimates have increased by 10,000.
Not enough to fully dominate his competition, Game’s fifth solo album could now push up to 90,000 by next week.
YOUR TOP 15: Taylor Swift remains on top next week while Bruno Mars and a surging Michael Bublé will compete for #2. Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 190-200k Michael Bublé (Reprise) 150-160k * Bruno Mars (New Elektra) 150-160k Rod Stewart (Verve) 120-125k One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 105-115k * Game (Geffen) 85-90k (HITS Daily Double)
Initial estimates had the LP only selling up to 80,000 copies in its opening week.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: It’s a fair bet that Taylor Swift’s Red will inhabit the #1 spot yet again next week–and likely through the end of 2012, if we’re shaking up our Magic 8 Ball properly. Meanwhile, here’s a peek at the week’s key debuts: Bruno Mars (New Elektra) 140-160k Game (Geffen) 75-80k Green Day (Reprise) 55-60k Music of Nashville (Big Machine) 40-45k Glee Cast: Christmas, Vol. 3 (Columbia) 35-40k Big Boi (Def Jam/IDJ) 25-30k Jenni Rivera (Fonovisa) 25-30k Lifehouse (Geffen) 15-20k (HITS Daily Double)
The star-studded solo effort features contributions from Kanye West, J. Cole, Common and more.
1. “Scared Now” feat. Meek Mill 2. “Ali Bomaye” feat. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross 3. “Jesus Piece” feat. Kanye West and Common 4. “Pray” feat. J. Cole and JMSN 5. “All That (Lady)” feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous, & Jeremih 6. “Name Me King” feat. Pusha T 7. “See No Evil” feat. Kendrick Lamar and Tank 8. “Can’t Get Right” feat. K. Roosevelt 9. “Heaven’s Arms” 10. “Hallelujah” feat. Jamie Foxx 11. “Freedom” feat. Elijah Blake 12. “Celebration” feat. Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, & Lil Wayne (Jesus Piece)
His last solo effort debuted atop its competition in August 2011.
West Coast rapper Game’s The R.E.D. Album debuted this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper’s fourth solo LP has sold 97,900 units to date. Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne moved 94,200 records in its third week. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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