No Surprise: Daughtry slated to debut at No. 1

07.17.09 9 years ago

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Daughtry’s self-titled 2006 debut was the No. 1 seller of 2007, so we’d expect nothing less than for the band to come in at No. 1 with its follow-up, “Leave This Town” and it looks like the band won’t disappoint.

Projections call for the title to sell around 260,000, according to Hits Daily Double to lead both Billboard’s 200 and Hits album chart (which, unlike the Billboard 200, allows catalog titles).

On Hits chart, Michael Jackson, after two weeks at No.1, will still dominate the Top 10, holding down No. 2-4, 5 and 8-9, while on the Billboard chart, look for Daughtry to be followed by Maxwell, who drops from No. 1 to No. 2 with the extremely-well reviewed “Blacksummer’s Night.”  Other likely debuts in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 include “Horehound,” from Jack White’s new collective, the Dead Weather, and the latest from R&B’s Joe. Fast-tongued rapper Twista may also slip into the Top 10.

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