Look for the Black Eyed Peas to reclaim the summit on the album charts next week in a chart that sees no title selling more than 100,000 units.
“The E.N.D.” will move around 95,000 copies, according to Hits Daily Double and move back up to No. 1 after being pushed down to No. 2 by the Jonas Bros.’ “Lies, Vines & Trying Times.” The JoBros flip spaces with the Peas. Dave Matthews Band hangs out at No. 3 for the second week in a row, while Eminem stays at No. 4. We don’t have a debut until No. 5 and No. 6, where new releases from Regina Spektor or Genuine are expected to land. It’s too close to see which one comes out on top.
Dream Theater comes in around No. 8 and it looks like the new Mars Volta CD gets edged out by the “Hannah Montana” soundtrack for No. 10.
On a side note, while Michael Jackson album sales are going through the roof, those titles may not be eligible to reenter the Billboard 200 as the magazine views them as catalog titles. They will most likely pop to the top of Billboard’s catalog chart and not appear on the Billboard 200, but we are trying to confirm that. Five of the top 10 selling albums on iTunes are Michael Jackson releases. Even more astonishingly, the top 13 albums selling on Amazon are either Jackson solo albums or Jackson 5 titles.