King of Pop is king of the album chart next week with ‘This is It’

10.30.09 8 years ago

It”s all treat and no trick for Michael Jackson”s “This is It” soundtrack as the two-CD companion to the Sony film will sell upwards of 325,000 copies this week and is a lock to come in at No. 1 on next Tuesday”s charts.

In fact, “This is It” is a whopping 200,000 units or so ahead of its nearest competitor (and this is where the trick part comes in). It looks like a reunited Creed will come in at No. 2 with “Full Circle.” Clearly the fans have been waiting for this as single, “Overcome” has been doing well at rock radio.

Taylor Swift leaps back up to No. 3, according to Hits Daily Double”s projections, based on a deluxe version of “Fearless” coming out. Rod Stewart”s set of classic R&B covers, “Soulbook” comes in at 4 and those wacky guys of Trans-Siberian Orchestra come in at No. 5 with their latest bombastic offering.

Other debuts in the top 10 include Sting”s “If on a Winter”s Night” and  Jack Johnson”s “En Concert,” with Wolfmother”s “Cosmic Egg” possibly sliding past Johnson to land at No. 10. This week”s No. 1, “Twilight: New Moon Saga,” slips to No. 7, but we know it will slide right back up the chart once the movie opens in November.

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