After a drop of for two weeks, Eminem is set to return to the No. 1 spot on the US pop album chart next week, Industry prognosticators believe.
Eminem’s latest album “Recovery” is likely to sell between 135,000 and 150,000 copies by the week's end on August 15. This will be enough to dethrone reigning champion Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs."
The Montreal rock band’s debut was a chart-topper and sold 156,000 copies during its first week, making it 4,000 copies ahead of Eminem. But the album is to likely suffer a steep second-week slide. The previous week's leader, rock band Avenged Sevenfold saw sales of its album "Nightmare" dive 72 percent in its second round.
Industry prognosticators said the chart's biggest debut will come from either Disney Channel's soundtrack to “Camp Rock 2: the Final Jam” or maybe from the rock band Black Label Society's "Order of the Black." Each title could sell around 40,000 if all sales forecasts hold steady through the week, they said.
They also believe that Mike Posner's debut album "31 Minutes to Takeoff" and Blake Shelton’s new EP "All About Tonight" are also may be headed for top-10 debuts, each in the 30,000-unit range.